Experimental Investigation of Auxetic Structures Subjected to Quasi Static Axial Load

Gunaydin K., Eren Z., Scarpa F.

8th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST), İstanbul, Turkey, 19 - 22 June 2017, pp.7-10 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-10
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to examine the energy absorption characteristics of two different auxetic honeycombs that have negative Poisson's ratio (NPR) subjected to an axial quasi-static load. The total mass and volume are kept nearly equal. As the load-extension graphs are examined, it is observed a smooth transition of the peak forces during the crush for the second one which has more strut. On the other hand, first one has better energy absorption capability.