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Infinitely stiff composite via a rotation-stabilized negative-stiffness phase

Kochmann, D. M. and Drugan, W. J. (2011) Infinitely stiff composite via a rotation-stabilized negative-stiffness phase. Applied Physics Letters, 99 (1). Art. No. 011909. ISSN 0003-6951.

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We show that an elastic composite material having a component with sufficiently negative stiffness to produce positive-infinite composite stiffness can be stabilized by the gyroscopic forces produced by composite rotation.

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Additional Information:© 2011 American Institute of Physics. Received 13 May 2011; accepted 20 June 2011; published online 7 July 2011. We acknowledge support from NSF Grant DMR-0949254 and ARO/DARPA Grant 57492-EG-DRP.
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Army Research Office (ARO)57492-EG-DRP
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:composite materials, elastic constants, elasticity
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Classification Code:PACS: 46.40.Ff;; 83.80.Ab; 62.25.Jk; 46.05+b
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Official Citation:Infinitely stiff composite via a rotation-stabilized negative-stiffness phase D. M. Kochmann and W. J. Drugan Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 011909 (2011); doi:10.1063/1.3609328
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