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CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences

Extremely Deformable Structures

Editors: Bigoni, Davide (Ed.)

  • First systematic contribution to the field of extreme mechanics
  • Collects contributions on nonlinear structural mechanics, a discipline crucial in the mechanical design of new materials and mechanical devices
  • Provides an introduction to a broad range of subjects and techniques that are a prerequisite to research in the fields of highly deformable structures and thin films
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About this book

Recently, a new research stimulus has derived from the observation that soft structures, such as biological systems, but also rubber and gel, may work in a post critical regime, where elastic elements are subject to extreme deformations, though still exhibiting excellent mechanical performances. This is the realm of ‘extreme mechanics’, to which this book is addressed.

The possibility of exploiting highly deformable structures opens new and unexpected technological possibilities. In particular, the challenge is the design of deformable and bi-stable mechanisms which can reach superior mechanical performances and can have a strong impact on several high-tech applications, including stretchable electronics, nanotube serpentines, deployable structures for aerospace engineering, cable deployment in the ocean, but also sensors and flexible actuators and vibration absorbers.

Readers are introduced to a variety of interrelated topics involving the mechanics of extremely deformable structures, with emphasis on bifurcation, instability and nonlinear behavior, both in the quasi-static and dynamic regimes. Essential and up-to-date theoretical, numerical and experimental methodologies are covered, as a tool to progress towards a satisfactory modeling of the nonlinear behavior of structures.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Stability of discretized nonlinear elastic systems

    Lazarus, Arnaud (et al.)

    Pages 1-53

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

    Bigoni, D. (et al.)

    Pages 55-135

  • Dynamic curling of an Elastica: a nonlinear problem in elastodynamics solved by matched asymptotic expansions

    Audoly, B. (et al.)

    Pages 137-155

  • Stability of periodic porous structures

    Bertoldi, Katia

    Pages 157-177

  • Folding and Deployment of Thin Shell Structures

    Pellegrino, Sergio

    Pages 179-267

Buy this book

eBook £108.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1877-1
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Hardcover £135.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1876-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extremely Deformable Structures
Editors
  • Davide Bigoni
Series Title
CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
Series Volume
562
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
CISM, Udine 2015
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1877-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1877-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1876-4
Series ISSN
0254-1971
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 297
Number of Illustrations and Tables
107 b/w illustrations, 71 illustrations in colour
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