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New phenomena in nonlinear elastic structures: from tensile buckling to configurational forces

  • D. Bigoni
  • F. Bosi
  • D. Misseroni
  • F. Dal Corso
  • G. Noselli
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 562)

Abstract

The theory of the planar elastica is presented in detail and is used to illustrate problems of buckling of a slender structure under tensile dead loading, of buckling as related to constraint’s curvature, and of configurational forces. These problems are important tools in the design of compliant mechanisms, in the emergent field of soft robotics and for the understanding of snake and fish locomotion.

Keywords

Critical Load Total Potential Energy Elastic System Elastic Structure Dead Load 
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© CISM, Udine 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Bigoni
    • 1
  • F. Bosi
    • 1
  • D. Misseroni
    • 1
  • F. Dal Corso
    • 1
  • G. Noselli
    • 2
  1. 1.DICAMUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly
  2. 2.SISSA-International School for Advanced StudiesTriesteItaly

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