Cellular plates with auxetic rectangular perforations

Alex Slann, William White, Fabrizio Scarpa*, Katarzyna Boba, Ian Farrow

*Corresponding author for this work

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The work describes a cellular structure configuration with a rectangular perforation topology exhibiting auxetic (negative Poisson's ratio) in-plane behaviour. The rectangular voids used in this structure produce a rigid rotating squares effect. Changes in the sizing parameters of aspect ratio, intercell spacing, and number of unit cells are made through non-dimensional modelling. The effects on the key properties of in-plane Poisson's ratio, Young's modulus and shear modulus are investigated. Through numerical modelling and experimental testing the auxetic behaviour is confirmed, with increased negative Poisson's ratio values in comparison to rhomboidal patterns of perforations available in open literature.

Original languageEnglish
Journalphysica status solidi (b)
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2015


  • Auxetic
  • Homogenisation
  • Mechanical properties
  • Perforation
  • Tensile testing


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