Developing auxetic composite system for protective engineering applications
Grant number: LP150100906 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019
This project intends to explore the possibilities of extending the latest developments in auxetic technologies to the protective design of engineering structures. Auxetic materials become thicker perpendicular to the applied force when stretched. Specifically, the project plans to develop a novel auxetic composite system with a focus on protecting civil and defence infrastructure from extreme loads. It is expected that the system’s superior energy dissipating capability will broaden its application beyond civil infrastructure, such as armoured vehicles, protective sports gear and body armour. The project also plans to develop a multiscale numerical modelling and topological optimisation fram..View full description
Related publications (13)
Investigation of the auxetic oval structure for energy absorption through quasi-static and dynamic experiments
Steven Linforth, Tuan Ngo, Phuong Tran, Dong Ruan, Rami Odish
Auxetics are structures and materials with a negative Poisson's ratio, meaning they contract in the direction perpendicular to the..
Design analysis of hybrid composite anti-ram bollard subjected to impulsive loadings
Tran Phuong, Steven Linforth, Tuan D Ngo, Raymond Lumantarna, Thuy Q Nguyen
Series of terrorist attacks in Europe recently using vehicles lead to significant demands to improve the impact resistance of curr..
Blast resistance of auxetic and honeycomb sandwich panels: Comparisons and parametric designs
Gabriele Imbalzano, Steven Linforth, Duc Ngo Tuan, Peter Vee Sin Lee, Tran Phuong
Equivalent sandwich panels composed of auxetic and conventional honeycomb cores and metal facets are analysed and compared for the..
Bimaterial 3D printing and numerical analysis of bio-inspired composite structures under in-plane and transverse loadings
Phuong Tran, Tuan D Ngo, Abdallah Ghazlan, David Hui
This work presents a novel design, additive manufacturing and modeling approach of three dimensional voronoi-based composite struc..
Nonlinear dynamic response and vibration of imperfect shear deformable functionally graded plates subjected to blast and thermal loads
Dinh Duc Nguyen, Duc Tuan Ngo, Tran Phuong, Quoc Quan Tran
Based on Reddy's higher-order shear deformation plate theory, this article presents an analysis of the nonlinear dynamic response ..
Influences of material and geometry in the performance of auxetic composite structure under blast loading
G Imbalzano, P Tran, PVS Lee, D Gunasegaram, T NGO
<jats:p>This paper aims at investigating the deformation and damage mechanisms of auxetic sandwich panels subjected to localised b..