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Finite Element Analysis of Tunable Composite Tubes Reinforced with Auxetic Structures

Institute of Applied Mechanics, Poznan University of Technology, ul. Jana Pawła II 24, 60-965 Poznan, Poland
Materials 2017, 10(12), 1359; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10121359
Received: 1 November 2017 / Revised: 14 November 2017 / Accepted: 22 November 2017 / Published: 27 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Auxetic Materials 2017-2018)
A tubular composite structure that is built of two materials, characterized by different Young moduli, is analysed in this paper. The Young’s modulus of one of these materials can be controlled by external conditions e.g., magnetic or electric field, temperature etc. The geometry of the reinforcement is based on typical auxetic re-entrant honeycomb cellular structure. The influence of this external factor on the behaviour of the stretched tube is analysed in this paper. Also, the possibility of creating a tubular composite structure whose cross-section is either shrinking or expanding, while stretching the tube is presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: tunable; auxetic; composite; tube; stent; thermoauxetic; magnetorheological tunable; auxetic; composite; tube; stent; thermoauxetic; magnetorheological
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Jopek, H. Finite Element Analysis of Tunable Composite Tubes Reinforced with Auxetic Structures. Materials 2017, 10, 1359.

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