Analyzing the Auxetic Design of a Shoe Base — Lesson 2

An auxetic structure expands in the transverse direction while being stretched in the longitudinal direction. Although the material could have a positive Poisson’s ratio, the overall geometry exhibits a negative Poisson’s ratio effect. Due to this unique property, the auxetic structure is widely applied to sports. This lesson illustrates a simulation of the auxetic structure of a shoe base.

Simulation Files

Download the zip file and extract the contents. Go through the Readme file. Follow along with the provided How To Video file. The student version of Ansys simulation software can be downloaded here.