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The Evaluation of the Numerical Methods to Study the Buckling of Stiff Films on Elastomeric Substrates


Abstract Ordered buckling of stiff films on elastomeric substrates has many applications in the field of stretchable electronics. Mechanics plays a very important role in such systems. A full three dimensional finite element analysis studying the pattern of wrinkles formed on a stiff film bonded to a compliant substrate under the action of a compressive force has been widely studied. For thin films, this wrinkling pattern is usually sinusoidal, and for wide films the pattern depends on loading conditions. The present study establishes a relationship between the effect of the load applied at an angle to the stiff film. A systematic experimental and analytical study of these systems has been presented in the present study. The study is performed for t... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Kondagari, Swathi Sri (Author) / Jiang, Hanqing (Advisor) / Yu, Hongyu (Committee member) / Rajan, Subramaniam (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical Engineering / Mechanics / Buckling / Finite Element Simulation / Stretchable Electronics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 61 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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