Metacomposite and meta-sandwich structures using mechanical metamaterials

Lightweight sandwich structures are commonly used in aircraft that contain upper and lower skins made up of glass or carbon fabric composite with a honeycomb or foam core. Replacing them with mechanical metamaterials such as auxetic re-entrant honeycombs can show better performance. The mechanical metamaterials research field is still in its early stages and mostly […]

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Multiscale modeling of textile composite: A Requisite

Composite materials have been rapidly developed and adopted since World War II accompanied by the emergence of new matrix materials and high-performance fibers. Modern aircraft and space structures comprise 50 to 70 percent of this unique blend of composite materials due to their ultra-low weight and high toughness. Robust predictions of the thermo-mechanical response of […]

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