Stability of an elastic rod buckling into a soft wall
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A
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
Stability of an elastic rod buckling into a soft wall R.S. Manning and G.B. Bulman, Proc. R. Soc. Lon. Ser. A , 461 (2005) 2423.