Hyperelastic materials such as rubber provide hysteretic energy loss when loaded. In contrast, elastic materials such as steel or titanium do not. Previous works show that designing a structure consisting of cells of curved-bistable beams produces a structure that provides energy loss. This research focuses on exploring the mechanisms behind energy loss as to maximize the energy loss.
Montalbano, Andrew; Fadel, Dr.; Li, Dr.; and Coutris, Dr., "Investigation and Optimization of Metastructure with Energy Loss" (2019). Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS). 237.