Solids with Anomalous Properties: Auxetics and Related Systems by Ken EvansSolids with Anomalous Properties: Auxetics and Related Systems by Ken Evans

Solids with Anomalous Properties: Auxetics and Related Systems

byKen Evans

Hardcover | March 12, 2020

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This book covers all aspects of materials with negative Poisson's ratio - auxetic materials - and includes some aspects of materials with negative thermal expansivity (NTE), negative refractive index (NRI) and negative stiffness (NS).

It will describe the state of the art in i) modelling of the fundamental mechanisms driving auxetic and other related anomalous behaviours, ii) the range of physical properties found in these materials and the techniques used to measure them, iii) the current and possible future applications for these materials and how these applications exploit their anomalous properties, iv) processing methods for the manufacture of such materials.

Featuring an author team headed by the pioneers of the field, and aimed at graduate engineers, materials scientists, chemists and physicists, the book will be of interest to those in academic or industrial research.

The editors of this volume are the first scientists to have artifically created materials that display auxetic properties. They are the world's leading experts on this topic.
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Title:Solids with Anomalous Properties: Auxetics and Related SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pagesPublished:March 12, 2020Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048128706

ISBN - 13:9789048128709

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Physical properties. Reversal of properties.

Bounds. What properties are reversible in principle.

Definitions and effects of negative Poisson's ratio (NPR), negative thermal

expansion NTE), negative refractive index (NRI). Negative stiffness (NS)

Suggested applications and nice examples of materials

Rod Lakes

Ken Evans

2. Elasticity

Explanation of elasticity, anisotropy, fracture other physical relationships, and

experimental evidence for such

Rod Lakes

Ken Evans

3. Fundamentals of auxetics

Models for NPR and NTE (unit cell & heterogeneity), experimental evidence

Andrew Alderson

4. Naturally occurring materials

Theory and experiment

Ken Evans

Andy Alderson

5. NPR foam applications

Impact, point loading, vibration/acoustic damping, synclastic curvature

Rod Lakes

Fabrizio Scarpa

6. NPR fibres and solid polymers

Work on microporous solids and fibres, including modelling, applications, and

experimental evidence.

Kim Alderson

Ken Evans

7. Composites and honeycombs

Work on composites (laminate lay ups, and fibrous) modelling, manufacture,

applications, and evidence.

Kim Alderson

Andy Alderson

Fabrizio Scarpa

Graeme Milton

8. NPR Chemistry

Theoretical and synthetic work

Richard Walton

Joseph Grima

9. Negative Stiffness

Models, synthesis, examples

Rod Lakes

10. Negative Thermal Expansion

Models, synthesis, examples, experimental behaviour and applications

Chris W Smith

Rod Lakes

11. Negative Refractive Index materials

Models, synthesis, examples

To be confirmed

12. Summary and future

Self explanatory

Rod Lakes

Ken Evans

Fabrizio Scarpa

Chris Smith

Editorial Reviews

The book would be very useful as there is nothing published on this area. It is an expanding area, and one which could soon prove to be commercial. - Dr Stephen Moratti, Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge, UK.