In this paper, we introduce methods of constructing structures with rigid sliding units that exhibit auxetic behavior, namely, have negative Poisson's ratio. First, we illustrate how we can construct 2-dimensional (2D) auxetic structures with bow-tie shaped rigid sliding hexagonal units. Next, we show that we can construct 3-dimensional (3D) auxetic structures by arranging hourglass shaped rigid sliding units in regular triangular configuration or in regular square configuration. Also, we show, through theoretical and numerical analysis, that these structures indeed exhibit auxetic behaviors.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics