Ali Shanian

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Auxetic behavior in low porosity metallic structures is demonstrated via a simple system of orthogonal elliptical voids. In this minimal 2D system, the Poisson's ratio can be effectively controlled by changing the aspect ratio of the voids. In this way, large negative values of Poisson's ratio can be achieved, indicating an effective strategy for designing(More)
In the multicriteria strategic planning of an organization, management should often be aware of employees’ resistance to change before making new decisions; otherwise, a chosen strategy, though technologically acceptable, may not be efficient in the long term. This paper, using a sample case study within an organization, shows how different versions of(More)
In this study, we report a novel periodic material with negative Poisson's ratio (also called auxetic materials) fabricated by denting spherical dimples in an elastic flat sheet. While previously reported auxetic materials are either porous or comprise at least two phases, the material proposed here is non-porous and made of a homogeneous elastic sheet.(More)
Periodic structures with extremely low porosities capable of forming large band gaps-frequency ranges with strong wave attenuation-are designed by patterning an elastic sheet with an array of alternating crack-like pores separated by small ligaments. The results indicate that the presence and size of the band gaps are controlled by the smallest geometric(More)
In this paper, we combine experiments and numerical simulations to investigate the large deformation mechanics of periodically patterned cylindrical structures under uniaxial compression. Focusing on cylinders with a square array of circular pores, we show that their buckling behavior is not only controlled by the porosity (as for the case of the(More)
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