Open Access Review Article

A Review on Auxetic Textile Structures, Their Mechanism and Properties

Andrews Boakye, Yuping Chang, Rafiu King Raji and Pibo Ma*

Jiangnan University, China

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 27, 2018;  Published Date: January 30, 2019


Materials that possess a negative Poisson’s ration are classified to be auxetic textile materials. As compared to conventional materials, they exhibit a counter-intuitive quality which enables them to expand longitudinally when stretched and contract laterally when compressed. This counter- intuitive effect occurs as a result of the structural deformation of these auxetic textile materials when they are subjected to tension. This paper considers the current structures of auxetic textile materials, more importantly their deformational mechanism, properties and some general applications.

Keywords: Auxetic textile materials, Counter-intuitive, Negative poisson’s ratio (NPR)

Signup for Newsletter
Scroll to Top