Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 185

Full Length Research Paper

Strain energy distribution in an auxetic plate with a crack

S. K. Bhullar1*, J. L. Wegner1 and A. Mioduchowski2
  1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3P6, Canada. 2Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2G8, Canada.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 June 2010
  •  Published: 31 July 2010



Compared with non-auxetic materials, auxetic materials have special and desirable mechanical properties. For example, if the material has a crack, when it is being pulled apart, it expands and closes up the crack. In other words, this type of material has more crack resistance to fracture. Also, it has high material resistance to shear strain. Shear resistance is particularly important in structural components such as sheets or beams in buildings, cars and aircraft. In the present paper strain energy density, temperature variation, thermal stresses and total stresses in an infinite plate of auxetic material with a line crack, subjected to the mechanical and thermal loading in the context of thermo elastic theory are studied.



Key words: Auxetic behavior, thermal stresses, strain energy function, temperature variation.