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Design of auxetic microstructures using topology optimization

N.T. Kaminakis1, G.E. Stavroulakis1

1 Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece.
Email:; gestavroulakis@

Structural Longevity 2012, 8(1), 1-6.


Microstructures can lead to homogeneous materials with negative Poisson’s ratio, the so-called auxetics. An automatic way to create such microstructures is provided by topology optimization for compliant mechanisms. Nonconvexity is addressed by a suitable hybrid algorithm, based on differential evolution. This technique is demonstrated in the present paper with numerical examples.


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Kaminakis, N., Stavroulakis, G. (2012). Design of auxetic microstructures using topology optimization. Structural Longevity, 8(1), 1–6.

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