A very low frequency mode supported within an auxetic structure is presented. We propose a constrained periodic framework with corner-to-corner and edge-to-edge sharing of tetrahedra and develop a kinematic model incorporating two types of linear springs to calculate the momentum term under infinitesimal transformations. The modal analysis shows that the microstructure with its two degrees of freedom has both low and high frequency modes under auxetic transformations. The low frequency mode approaches zero frequency when the corresponding spring constant tends to zero. With regard to coupled eigenmodes, the stress–strain relationship of the uniaxial forced vibration covers a wide range. When excited, a very slow motion is clearly observed along with a structural expansion for almost zero values of the elastic modulus.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Award: 18H01334