Parametric design strategy of a novel cylindrical negative Poisson’s ratio jounce bumper for ideal uniaxial compression load-displacement curve

  • YuanLong Wang
  • WanZhong Zhao
  • Guan Zhou
  • ChunYan Wang
  • Qiang Gao


A cylindrical negative Poisson’s ratio (CNPR) structure based on two-dimensional double-arrow negative Poisson’s ratio (NPR) structure was introduced in this paper. The CNPR structure has excellent stiffness, damping and energy absorption performances, and can be applied as spring, damper and energy absorbing components. In this study, the CNPR structure was used as a jounce bumper in vehicle suspension, and the load-displacement curve of NPR jounce bumper was discussed. Moreover, the influences of structural parameters and materials on the load-displacement curve of NPR jounce bumper were specifically researched. It came to the conclusion that only the numbers of cells and layers impact the hardening displacement of NPR jounce bumper. And all parameters significantly affect the structure stiffness at different displacement periods. On the other hand, the load-displacement curve of NPR jounce bumper should be in an ideal region which is difficult to be achieved applying mathematical optimization method. Therefore, a parametric design strategy of NPR jounce bumper was proposed according to the parametric analysis results. The design strategy had two main steps: design of hardening displacement and design of stiffness. The analysis results proved that the proposed method is reliable and is also meaningful for relevant structure design problem.


negative Poisson’s ratio auxetic parametric design load-displacement curve jounce bumper 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • YuanLong Wang
    • 1
  • WanZhong Zhao
    • 1
  • Guan Zhou
    • 1
  • ChunYan Wang
    • 1
  • Qiang Gao
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Energy and Power EngineeringNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingChina

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