The interactive bending wrinkling behaviour of inflated beams
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and physical sciences
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A model is proposed based on a Fourier series method to analyse the interactive bending wrinkling behaviour of inflated beams. The whole wrinkling evolution is tracked and divided into three stages by identifying the bifurcations of the equilibrium path. The critical wrinkling and failure moments of inflated beam are then able to be predicted. The global-local interactive buckling pattern is elucidated by the proposed theoretical model and also verified by non-contact experimental tests. The effects of geometric parameters, internal pressure and boundary conditions on the buckling of inflated beams are investigated in the end. Results reveal that the interactive buckling characteristics of inflated beam under bending are more sensitive to the dimensions of the structure and boundary conditions. We find that beams which are simply supported at both ends or clamped and simply supported boundary conditions may prevent the wrinkling formation. The results provide significant support for our understanding of the bending-wrinkling behaviour of inflated beams.
This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, 11172079 and 11572099; Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, NCET-11-0807; Natural Science Foundation of Heilongjiang Province of China, A2015002; the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, HIT.BRETIII.201209 and HIT.MKSTISP.2016 29.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, 2016, Volume 472, Issue 2193