Accession Number:

ADA460791

Title:

Literature Review: Materials with Negative Poisson's Ratios and Potential Applications to Aerospace and Defence

Descriptive Note:

General document

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) AIR VEHICLES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

An auxetic material exhibits exceptional features, which are different from a conventional material. That is, the auxetic material gets fatter when it is stretched, or becomes smaller when it is compressed, because it has a negative Poissons ratio. This report briefly reviews the latest advances in research work in auxetic materials, structural mechanisms, properties and application, particularly in aerospace and defense.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE