On snap-through buckling


Journal Article

Snap-through buckling can reduce the life-span of structural systems such as aircraft surface paneling. This is envisioned to be a specific problem in hypersonic vehicles in which severe thermal loading and acoustic excitation conspire to create an especially hostile environment for structural elements. A shallow arch, and two simplified link models are used to investigate the mechanisms of snap-through buckling from a fundamental, or phenomeno-logical, standpoint. The complexities introduced by modal interactions are introduced and a method for identifying snap-through buckling is developed. Copyright © 2011 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wiebe, R; Virgin, LN; Stanciulescu, I; Spottswood, SM

Published Date

  • December 1, 2011

Published In

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0273-4508

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2514/6.2011-2083

Citation Source

  • Scopus