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Title: Finite element analysis of three-dimensional (3D) auxetic textile composite under compression
Authors: Zeng, JF 
Hu, H 
Keywords: 3D textile auxetic composite
Negative Poisson's ratio
Compression properties
Finite element (FE) analysis
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: Polymers, Apr. 2018, v. 10, no. 4, 374, p. 1-15 How to cite?
Journal: Polymers 
Abstract: This paper reports a finite element (FE) analysis of three-dimensional (3D) auxetic textile composite by using commercial software ANSYS 15 under compression. The two-dimensional (2D) FE model was first developed and validated by experiment. Then, the validated model was used to evaluate effects of structural parameters and constituent material properties. For the comparison, 3D non-auxetic composite that was made with the same constituent materials and structural parameters, but with different yarn arrangement in the textile structure was also analyzed at the same time. The analysis results showed that the auxetic and non-auxetic composites have different compression behaviors and the auxetic composite has better the energy absorption capacity than the non-auxetic composite under the same compression stress. The study has provided us a guidance to design and fabricate auxetic composites with the required mechanical behavior by appropriately selecting structural parameters and constituent materials.
ISSN: 2073-4360
DOI: 10.3390/polym10040374
Rights: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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