Bistable plates for morphing structures: A refined analytical approach with high-order polynomials

A. Pirrera, D. Avitabile, P. M. Weaver

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Abstract

The multistability of composite thin structures has shown potential for morphing applications. The present work combines a Ritz model with path-following algorithms to study bistable plates' behaviour. In the current approach, we continue numerical solutions in parameter space, that is, we path-follow equilibrium configurations as the control parameter varies, find stable and unstable configurations and identify bifurcations. This work led to follow on work under the FP7 INNWind programme on morphing wind turbine blades. It also contributed to Pirrera's lectureship at Bristol. It also ranks in the top 5% of papers cited in journal since publication [Web of Science 18/09/2013]

Translated title of the contributionBistable plates for morphing structures: A refined analytical approach with high-order polynomials
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3412-3425
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Volume47
Issue number25-26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2010

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