Cai, ZX and Fu, YB (2019) Effects of pre-stretch, compressibility and material constitution on the period-doubling secondary bifurcation of a film/substrate bilayer. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 115. 11 -19. ISSN 0020-7462

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We refine a previously proposed semi-analytical method, and use it to study the effects of pre-stretch, compressibility and material constitution on the period-doubling secondary bifurcation of a uni-axially compressed film/substrate bilayer structure. It is found that compared with the case of incompressible neo-Hookean materials for which the critical strain is approximately 0.17 when the thin layer is much stiffer than the substrate, the critical strain when the Gent materials are used is a monotonically increasing function of the constant Jm that characterizes material extensibility, becoming as small as 0.12 when Jm is equal to 1, whereas for compressible neo-Hookean materials the critical strain is a monotonically decreasing function of Poisson’s ratio; the period-doubling secondary bifurcation seems to become impossible when Poisson’s ratio is approximately equal to 0.307. The latter result may indicate that when Poisson’s ratio is small enough there are other preferred secondary bifurcations — an example is given where a secondary bifurcation mode with times the original period occurs at a lower strain value. The effect of a pre-stretch (compression or extension) in the substrate is not monotonic, giving rise to a critical strain that varies between 0.15 and 0.22.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: thin-film/substrate bilayer, wrinkling, period-doubling, bifurcation, nonlinear elasticity
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 13:20
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 11:25

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