We study the mechanical response under large elastic strains of pentamode layers confined between stiffening plates, and the potential use of such systems as novel seismic isolation and impact protection devices. We analyze pentamode materials that exhibit three soft deformation modes in the infinitesimal stretching regime that follow by the presence of perfectly hinged connections between the rods. The response of these metamaterials under large elastic strains is characterized by an elastic-stiffening effect in terms of the lateral force-displacement response, which increases in the presence of rigid connections and decreases by increasing the number of layers. Our results lead us to conclude that the analyzed pentamode metamaterials can be effectively employed as novel, performance-based devices for seismic and mechanical vibration protection, by designing the lattice geometry, the stiffness properties of the joints, and the lamination scheme in a suitable manner and as a function of the operating conditions.

Non-linear elastic response of layered structures, alternating pentamode lattices and confinement plates

AMENDOLA, ADA;FRATERNALI, Fernando
2017-01-01

Abstract

We study the mechanical response under large elastic strains of pentamode layers confined between stiffening plates, and the potential use of such systems as novel seismic isolation and impact protection devices. We analyze pentamode materials that exhibit three soft deformation modes in the infinitesimal stretching regime that follow by the presence of perfectly hinged connections between the rods. The response of these metamaterials under large elastic strains is characterized by an elastic-stiffening effect in terms of the lateral force-displacement response, which increases in the presence of rigid connections and decreases by increasing the number of layers. Our results lead us to conclude that the analyzed pentamode metamaterials can be effectively employed as novel, performance-based devices for seismic and mechanical vibration protection, by designing the lattice geometry, the stiffness properties of the joints, and the lamination scheme in a suitable manner and as a function of the operating conditions.
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