Dynamic crushing of auxetic open-cell polyurethane foam

FL Scarpa, JR Yates, LG Ciffo, S Patsias

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A high strain rate compression test with a constant speed of 1.5 m/s has been performed on samples of negative Poisson's ratio and normal open-cell polyurethane foam. The tests show that the transformation of the normal foam into the auxetic phase greatly increases the crashworthiness qualities of the open-cell foam.
Translated title of the contributionDynamic crushing of auxetic open-cell polyurethane foam
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1153 - 1156
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Volume216 (12)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002

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Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing


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