Global Properties of Buckled States of Plates that can Suffer Thickness Changes

  • Stuart S. Antman


This paper treats the axisymmetric buckling of nonlinearly elastic Cosserat plates, which can suffer thickness changes, as well as flexure, midplane extension, and shear. The governing equations are accordingly quite complicated. Nevertheless, it is shown that all solutions, bifurcating or not, have a simple, detailed nodal structure that distinguishes branches globally.


Constitutive Function Double Zero Solution Pair Buckle State Cosserat Theory 
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  • Stuart S. Antman
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and TechnologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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