[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160101400]
Researchers Prof Yi-Min (Mike) Xie; Dr Shiwei Zhou
Brief description The project aims to establish an effective and efficient computational framework for the topological design of novel mechanical metamaterials considering both geometrical and material nonlinearities. This would overcome a formidable bottleneck in practical applications of metamaterials which are mostly based on linear elastic assumptions. The expected outcomes will be a new methodology and an advanced engineering design tool that can be used for the development of new classes of metamaterials with exceptional mechanical properties (eg negative compressibility or negative Poisson’s ratio) over a large strain range. Such novel metamaterials would have many important applications, particularly in biomedical and defence industries.
Funding Amount $305,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects