Title

Stability of an elastic rod buckling into a soft wall

Document Type

Journal Article

Role

author

Standard Number

1364-5021

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A

Volume

461

Issue

2060

First Page

2423

Last Page

2450

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

A new theory is developed for determining the stability of configurations of an elastic rod buckled into fixed objects like walls. Several 2D and 3D examples are presented, incuding one in which comparison to experiment confirms the stability effect called a 'hysteresis loop'.--author supplied description

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