Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2018

Publication Title

Computer Aided Geometric Design

Abstract

The problem of detecting auxetic behavior, originating in materials science and mathematical crystallography, refers to the property of a flexible periodic bar-and-joint framework to widen, rather than shrink, when stretched in some direction. The only known algorithmic solution for detecting infinitesimal auxeticity is based on the rather heavy machinery of fixed-dimension semi-definite programming. In this paper we present a new, simpler algorithmic approach which is applicable to a natural family of 3D periodic bar-and-joint frameworks with 3 degrees-of-freedom. This class includes most zeolite structures, which are important for applications in computational materials science. We show that the existence of auxetic deformations is related to properties of an associated elliptic curve. A fast algorithm for recognizing auxetic capabilities is obtained via the classical Aronhold invariants of the cubic form defining the curve.

Keywords

Periodic framework, Auxetic deformation, Elliptic curve, Aronhold invariants, Zeolites

Volume

61

First Page

9

Last Page

19

DOI

doi.org/10.1016/j.cagd.2018.02.003

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Rights

Licensed to Smith College and distributed CC-BY under the Smith College Faculty Open Access Policy.

Comments

Peer reviewed accepted manuscript.

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