Journal article

Development and performance evaluation of large-scale auxetic protective systems for localised impulsive loads

A Remennikov, D Kalubadanage, T Ngo, P Mendis, G Alici, A Whittaker

International Journal of Protective Structures | Multi-Science Publishing | Published : 2019


Cellular core structures with a negative Poisson’s ratio, also known as auxetic core structures, are gaining attention due to their unique performance in sandwich panel systems for protecting critical infrastructures and military vehicles that are at high risk of blast and impact loads due to accidental and deliberate events. To help develop a high-performance protective system, this article outlines the performance evaluation of five different auxetic cell configurations based on a quantitative/qualitative review of an experimental load–deformation relationship of three-dimensional-printed auxetic panels from nylon plastics and the overall performance evaluation of metallic re-entrant honey..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This study was supported and funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) under the Discovery Project DP170100851.