Fabrication of polyurethane foam which has negative poisson's ratio; preliminary study

K. O. Park, J. C. Park, J. B. Choi, S. J. Lee, J. K. Kim

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The fabrication of polyurethane foam which exhibits negative Poisson's ratio and its application for the diabetic patients' shoes were discussed. SEM was used to study the cellular morphology of the prepared PU foam and mechanical testing of PU foams was performed by MTS 858.20 bionix testing machine. The volume-restricted foam showed partially concave-typed cell shape and smaller size compared with those of free-puffed out foams. The tensile testing of PU foam shows that the modified foam exhibits higher Young's modulus and tensile strength than volume-unrestricted foam.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2004 May 172004 May 21

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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