Progress Report 2: Dunn and Elliot

We have been iterating through different auxetic designs using Rhino and running FEA simulations in Solidworks to find interesting auxetic behaviors. At this stage, our simulations are working to inform a design that we will print.

The start of the week was getting each of the softwares working, but by the end of the week it was a consistent process of design, testing, and revisions.

For the next week, we are hoping to:

  • Have a design to print and cast
  • Start a smoother process for making asymmetric/non uniform designs
  • Begin thinking more about user interaction and how that will play a part
Two phase mesh design in Rhino
FEA on a 45 degree rotated mesh
FEA on a standard hourglass auxetic with two removed links

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