On the applicability of tension field theory to a wrinkling instability problem
Author: Coman, C.
Source: Acta Mechanica, Volume 190, Numbers 1-4, May 2007 , pp. 57-72(16)
Abstract:The wrinkling instability of a pre-stressed annular membrane loaded uniformly along its inner boundary is investigated with the help of a tension field theory. The theoretical solution is shown to capture the essential qualitative features involved in axisymmetric wrinkling, but displays several limitations regarding the quantitative aspects of this issue. The relationship with some related experimental work reported recently in the literature is also discussed.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-05-01