Global Properties of Buckled States of Plates that can Suffer Thickness Changes
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.
KeywordsAnisotropy Manifold Torque Dition Triad
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