Special Issue "Auxetic Materials 2017"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2017
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Witold Wojciechowski
Department of Computational Physics of Complex Systems, Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Prof. Dr. Andy Alderson
This Special Issue on “Auxetic Materials” is dedicated to recent advances in research and development of auxetic materials, as well as other “negative” materials, including, but not limited to, negative stiffness phases, negative compressibility materials, negative thermal expansion materials, and any other materials that possess interesting counter-intuitive properties. We invite you to submit research articles or reviews on the latest research work in these areas, with emphasis on applications in all areas of science and engineering.
Prof. Dr. Teik-Cheng Lim
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Witold Wojciechowski
Prof. Dr. Andrew Alderson
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negative Poisson’s ratio
negative stiffness phase
negative thermal expansion
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: The isotropic and cubic material designs. Recovery of the underlying microstructures appearing in the least compliant continuum bodies
Authors: S. Czarnecki, T. Łukasiak, T. Lewiński
Affiliation: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology.
Abstract: Deformation of the optimal least compliant elastic bodies made of isotropic or cubic material of spatially varying properties turns out to be locally bounded if the unit cost of the designs is assumed as proportional to the trace of the Hooke tensor, see Refs.[1-5] concerning the isotropic material design (IMD) and cubic material design(CMD) methods. In the 2D setting, in case of the absolute value of the trace of the stress tensor being smaller than the Euclidean norm of its deviator, the optimal isotropic material assumes auxetic properties. The aim of the present paper is show continuously varying underlying microstructures corresponding to the optimal designs constructed by the IMD and CMD methods. A special attention is focused on proper recovery of the microstructures in the auxetic sub-domains of the optimal designs.
 Czarnecki, S., Isotropic material design. Computational Methods in Science and Technology. vol.21, 2015: 49-64.
 Czarnecki, S. & Lewiński, T., A stress-based formulation of the free material design problem with the trace constraint and multiple load conditions. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization vol.49, 2014: 707–731.
 Czarnecki S. & Lewiński T., On material design by the optimal choice of Young’s modulus distribution. International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 110-111, 2017: pp 315-331.
 Czarnecki, S. & Wawruch, P., The emergence of auxetic material as a result of optimal isotropic design, Physica Status Solidi (B). vol.252, 2015: 1-11.
 Czubacki, R. & Lewiński, T., Topology optimization of spatial continuum structures made of non-homogeneous material of cubic symmetry, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures. vol.10, 2015: 519-535.