An article comprises a plurality of auxetic structures (10) wherein the auxetic structures are of size greater than about 1mm. The article also comprises at least one cell boundary (20) that is structurally coupled (22,24) to the auxetic structures. The cell boundary is configured to resist a deformation of the auxetic structures. An automotive energy absorber comprises a plurality of auxetic structures wherein the auxetic structures are of size greater than about 1mm.

Title
Energy absorbing articles
Application Number
200510081042
Publication Number
1715702
Application Date
June 28, 2005
Publication Date
January 4, 2006
Inventor
Jaarda Eric J
Shuler Stephen
Theethira Poovanna K
Thiagarajan Chinniah
Chaudhari Tansen D
Agent
yuan chaohui
Assignee
Gen Electric
IPC
E04B 01/98
B60R 21/04
B60R 19/18
B60R 19/03
F16F 07/12