Zhou, M, Cai, Z and Fu, Y (2021) Post-buckling of an elastic half-space coated by double layers. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids. ISSN 1081-2865

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We investigate the buckling and post-buckling properties of a hyperelastic half-space coated by two hyperelastic layers when the composite structure is subjected to a uniaxial compression. In the case of a half-space coated with a single layer, it is known that when the shear modulus [Formula: see text] of the layer is larger than the shear modulus [Formula: see text] of the half-space, a linear analysis predicts the existence of a critical stretch and wave number, whereas a weakly nonlinear analysis predicts the existence of a threshold value of the modulus ratio [Formula: see text] below which the buckling is super-critical and above which the buckling is sub-critical. It is shown that when another layer is added, a larger variety of behaviour can be observed. For instance, buckling can occur at a preferred wavenumber super-critically even if both layers are softer than the half-space although the top layer would need to be harder than the bottom layer. When the shear modulus of the bottom layer lies in a certain interval, the super-critical to sub-critical transition can happen a number of times as the shear modulus of the top layer is increased gradually. Thus, an extra layer imparts more flexibility in producing wrinkling patterns with desired properties, and our weakly nonlinear analysis provides a road map on the parameter regimes where this can be achieved.

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Additional Information: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wrinkling, bifurcation, film/substrate bilayer, coated half-space, pattern formation, nonlinear elasticity
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 May 2021 11:09
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 14:55
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9535

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