Fu, YB and Ciarletta, P (2015) Buckling of a coated elastic half-space when the coating and substrate have similar material properties. Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences, 471 (2178). ISSN 1364-5021

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This study investigates the buckling of a uni-axially compressed neo-Hookean thin film bonded to a neo-Hookean substrate. Previous studies have shown that the elastic bifurcation is supercritical if r≡μf/μs>1.74 and subcritical if r<1.74, where μf and μs are the shear moduli of the film and substrate, respectively. Moreover, existing numerical simulations of the fully nonlinear post-buckling behaviour have all been focused on the regime r>1.74. In this paper, we consider instead a subset of the regime r<1.74, namely when r is close to unity. Four near-critical regimes are considered. In particular, it is shown that, when r>1 and the stretch is greater than the critical stretch (the subcritical regime), there exists a localized solution that arises as the limit of modulated periodic solutions with increasingly longer and longer decaying tails. The evolution of each modulated periodic solution is followed as r is decreased, and it is found that there exists a critical value of r at which the deformation gradient develops a discontinuity and the solution becomes a static shock. The semi-analytical results presented could help future numerical simulations of the fully nonlinear post-buckling behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: soft materials, bifurcation, film-wrinkling, pattern formation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 16:18
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 13:05
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1267

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