Buckling of Graphene Layers Supported by Rigid Substrates
Abstract:We formulate a nonlinear continuum model of a graphene sheet supported by a flat rigid substrate. The sheet is parallel to the substrate and loaded on a pair of opposite edges. A typical cross-section of the sheet is modeled as an elastica. We use elementary techniques from bifurcation theory to investigate how the buckling of the sheet depends on the boundary conditions, the composition of the substrate, and the length of the sheet. We also present numerical results that illustrate sna-pbuckling of the sheet.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2010
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