Mechanical properties in tensile loading of H13 re-entrant honeycomb auxetic structure manufactured by direct metal deposition
1 Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia
2 Department of Engineering Sciences, PNEC, National University of Sciences and Technology, Karachi 75350 Pakistan
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Auxetic materials and structures have a negative Poisson’s ratio. When a tensile load is applied, they become thicker in lateral direction and vice versa. This paper presents a study on the mechanical behavior of a metallic re-entrant honeycomb auxetic structure manufactured by laser assisted Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) additive manufacturing technology. Effective modulus of the auxetic structure was estimated in tensile loading. The results of finite element analysis (FEA) were validated experimentally and show good agreement. Poisson’s ratio of the given structure was also estimated by FEA and validated with the analytical equation. Results show that direct metal deposition is an effective technique for producing intricate auxetic structures for various engineering applications.
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