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 contribution||Dynamic crushing of auxetic open-cell polyurethane foam|
|Pages (from-to)||1153 - 1156|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2002|