Deformation behavior of auxetic woven fabric made of foldable geometry in different tensile directions

Kamrul Hasan, Weiguo Dong, Adeel Zulifqar, Shuaiquan Zhao, Minglonghai Zhang, Hong Hu (Corresponding Author)

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Auxetic woven fabrics made with special geometrical structures have gained the interest of textile scientists in recent years. This paper reports a study on auxetic woven fabric based on a double-directional parallel in-phase zig-zag foldable geometrical structure. Such a fabric has been already produced and investigated for its negative Poisson's ratio effect in two principal directions (weft and warp directions). However, its negative Poisson's ratio effect in biased tensile directions as well as under repeated tensile loading conditions has not been studied yet. Therefore, in this paper, these two limitations are addressed. The auxetic woven fabric was firstly fabricated, and then subjected not only to tensile tests in different tensile directions, including two principle directions and three biased directions, but also to repeated tensile loading. It was found that both the negative Poisson's ratio effect and the resistance to tensile deformation are dependent upon the tensile direction, and the highest negative Poisson's ratio effect and higher resistance to tensile deformation are obtained in two principal directions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTextile Research Journal
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • deformation behavior
  • different tensile directions
  • geometrical structure
  • negative Poisson's ratio
  • resistance to tensile deformation
  • woven fabric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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