publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Auxetic Materials for Sports Applications

Sanami, Mohammad; Ravirala, Naveen; Alderson, Kim; Alderson, Andrew;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Procedia Engineering, volume 72, pages 453-458 (issn: 1877-7058, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
AbstractIn this paper, the auxetic effect is introduced, the range of auxetic materials is briefly reviewed, and research demonstrating benefits having potential in sports applications is highlighted. These include the use of auxetic materials in impact protector devices (pads, gloves, helmets and mats) exploiting better conformability for comfort and support, and enhanced energy absorption for lighter and/or thinner components. FE simulations are reported for a new type of auxetic honeycomb having potential in helmet applications, along with indentation testing of auxetic and non-auxetic foams for assessment in protective pads and running shoes applications, fo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Engineering(all), Auxetic, negative Poisson's ratio, mechanical properties, foam, General Engineering, Indentation testing, Structural engineering, business.industry, business, Composite material, Auxetics, Materials science, Energy absorption, Honeycomb
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