Curved structures that can elastically snap-through


Conference Paper

© The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2019. Curved structures, such as beams, arches and panels are capable of exhibiting snap-through buckling behavior when loaded laterally. However, the propensity to maintain a stable snapped-through equilibrium position (in addition to the nominally unloaded equilibrium configuration) after the load is removed depends on certain geometric properties. A number of clamped arches are used to illustrate the relation between geometry (thickness, span, initial deflection) and the corresponding equilibrium configuration(s). The finite element method and an elastica analysis compare well with a number of specifically-shaped arches produced using a 3D printer.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Virgin, LN; Susan Guan, Y; Plaut, RH

Published Date

  • January 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 /

Start / End Page

  • 275 - 277

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2191-5652

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2191-5644

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319742793

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-74280-9_28

Citation Source

  • Scopus