Crumples as a generic stress-focusing instability in confined sheets

24 Feb 2020 Timounay Yousra De Raj Stelzel Jessica L. Schrecengost Zachariah S. Ripp Monica M. Paulsen Joseph D.

Thin elastic solids are easily deformed into a myriad of three-dimensional shapes, which may contain sharp localized structures as in a crumpled candy wrapper, or have smooth and diffuse features like the undulating edge of a flower. Anticipating and controlling these morphologies is crucial to a variety of applications involving textiles, synthetic skins, and inflatable structures... (read more)

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