Volume 46, Number 5, June I 1999
|Page(s)||602 - 608|
|Section||Electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics|
|Published online||01 September 2002|
Buckling cascade of thin plates: Forms, constraints and similarity
IRPHE, UMR 6594 CNRS, Universités Aix-Marseille
I & II
Centre de Saint-Jérôme, S. 252, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France
Accepted: 19 March 1999
We experimentally study compression of thin plates in rectangular boxes with variable height. A cascade of buckling is generated. It gives rise to a self-similar evolution of elastic reaction of plates with box height which surprisingly exhibits repetitive vanishing and negative stiffness. These features are understood from properties of Euler's equation for elastica.
PACS: 46.32.+x – Static buckling and instability / 62.20.Dc – Elasticity, elastic constants / 68.55.Jk – Structure and morphology; thickness
© EDP Sciences, 1999
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.