Triangular buckling patterns of twisted inextensible strips.
Proc.R.Soc. A 467 no.
When twisting a strip of paper or acetate under high longitudinal tension, one observes, at some critical load, a buckling of the strip into a regular triangular pattern. Very similar triangular facets have recently been observed in solutions to a new set of geometrically-exact equations describing the equilibrium shape of thin inextensible elastic strips. Here we formulate a modified boundary-value problem for these equations and construct post-buckling solutions in good agreement with the observed pattern in twisted strips. We also study the force-extension and moment-twist behaviour of these strips by varying the mode number n of triangular facets.
|Title:||Triangular buckling patterns of twisted inextensible strips|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS
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