Professor Andrew Alderson on Auxetic Materials and Structures
Professor Andrew Alderson from the Materials and Engineering Research Institute will be delivering an invited talk at 'The Engineering Club' in London on the topic of Auxetic Materials and Structures.
Auxetic materials have particular shape-changing properties when a force is exerted on them – they become thicker in width when stretched lengthwise. This can be at a nano- scale right up to large scale graphite cores for a nuclear power station. They can be both natural and man-made: many have their origins in biomimetic research. Applications are found in industries from aerospace to sports equipment. In construction, properties such as their impact resistance, variable porosity and capacity for double-curvature are stimulating research into new building skins and dynamic structures.
If you are interested in his talk and would like to learn more about auxetic materials, please book a place here.