Auxetic materials are intriguing materials with unusual capabilities. Energy absorption within the auxetic materials make for an interesting possible application for impact-resisting reinforcement for construction materials. In this project, geometric shapes were analyzed to discover the effect the internal reentrant angle has on maximizing the auxetic effect. These analyses use data from Finite Element models to determine the possibility of future use as a construction material. The results of this study can be used to develop high strength cement composite with superb mechanical properties.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Civil and Environmental Engineering