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Buckling of an elastic plate due to surface-attached thin films with intrinsic stresses

  • Zhu, J. (College of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology) ;
  • Yang, J.S. (Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska) ;
  • Ru, C.Q. (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta)
  • Received : 2014.04.13
  • Accepted : 2014.06.20
  • Published : 2014.10.10

Abstract

We analyze the buckling of a thin elastic plate due to intrinsic stresses in thin films attached to the surfaces of the plate. In the case of cylindrical buckling, it is shown that for a plate with clamped edges compressive intrinsic film stresses can cause flexural buckling of the plate, while tensile intrinsic film stresses cannot. For a plate with free edges, film intrinsic stresses, compressive or tensile, cannot cause buckling.

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