Advanced Materials

Compaction Through Buckling in 2D Periodic, Soft and Porous Structures: Effect of Pore Shape

Authors

  • J. T. B. Overvelde,

    1. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Current affiliation:
    1. J.T.B.O. and S.S. contributed equally to this work.
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  • S. Shan,

    1. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Current affiliation:
    1. J.T.B.O. and S.S. contributed equally to this work.
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  • K. Bertoldi

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA.
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Abstract

Soft cellular structures that comprise a solid matrix with a square array of holes open avenues for the design of novel soft and foldable structures. Our results demonstrate that by simply changing the shape of the holes the response of porous structure can be easily tuned and soft structures with optimal compaction can be designed.

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