A Perspective on the Revival of Structural (In) Stability With Novel Opportunities for Function: From Buckliphobia to Buckliphilia
Author(s)Reis, Pedro Miguel
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Buckling of slender structures is traditionally regarded as a first route toward failure. Here, we provide an alternative perspective on a burgeoning movement where mechanical instabilities are exploited to devise new classes of functional mechanisms that make use of the geometrically nonlinear behavior of their postbuckling regimes. Selected examples are highlighted across length-scales to illustrate some of the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Journal of Applied Mechanics
Reis, Pedro M. “A Perspective on the Revival of Structural (In) Stability With Novel Opportunities for Function: From Buckliphobia to Buckliphilia.” Journal of Applied Mechanics 82.11 (2015): 111001. © 2015 by ASME
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