On the Complexity of the Auxetic Systems

  • Ligia Munteanu
  • Dan Dumitriu
  • Ştefania Donescu
  • Veturia Chiroiu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 28)


Two major levels of complexity are discussed in a way of understanding the structure and processes that define an auxetic system. The auxeticity and structural complexity is interpreted in the light of Cosserat elasticity which admits degrees of freedom not present in classical elasticity, i.e. the rotation of points in the material, and a couple per unit area or the couple stress. The Young modulus evaluation for a laminated periodic system made up of alternating aluminum and an auxetic material is an example of computing complexity.


Couple Stress Laminate Plate Homogenization Technique Micropolar Elasticity Couple Stress Tensor 
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The authors acknowledge the financial support of the National University Research Council (NURC-CNCSIS) Romania, Grant nr. 55/2007 and Postdoctoral CEEX Grant nr. 1531/2006.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ligia Munteanu
    • 1
  • Dan Dumitriu
    • 1
  • Ştefania Donescu
    • 1
  • Veturia Chiroiu
    • 1
  1. 1.Continuum Mechanics DepartmentInstitute of Solid MechanicsCtin Mille 15Romania

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