Optimal Design and manufacturing of composite materials

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    A numerically based topology optimization method is used to design material structures with extremal thermoelastic properties. Examples are two-phase materials with negative Poissons ratio, three-phase materials with negative thermal expansion and piezoelectric-composites with maximum sensitivity to underwater sound (hydrophones). The properties of the numerically designed composites are compared with theoretical bounds. Some of the piezo-electric materials are being manufactured and tested.
    (Financed by STVF).
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date01/09/1995 → …