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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Appl. Mech. August 2014, 81(8): 081011.
Paper No: JAM-13-1481
Published Online: June 5, 2014
... from the micro- to macroscale. microelectromechanical systems bistable clamped compressed beam MEMS elastica inclined beam Thin beams that can buckle from one stable shape to another have been extensively investigated as actuators in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) because...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Appl. Mech. July 2011, 78(4): 041011.
Published Online: April 13, 2011
... elastica. Experiments are conducted on strips of transparency film. For a sufficiently large gap between the fixed end and the internal support, the strip slips through the gap and collapses downward. For moderate gaps, two continuous ranges of equilibrium shapes exist, one with relatively small...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Appl. Mech. May 2011, 78(3): 031011.
Published Online: February 15, 2011
.... The critical overhang length depends on (a) the length, weight per unit length, and bending stiffness of the strip, (b) the coefficients of friction (CoFs) between the strip and both the surface and its edge, and (c) the inclination of the surface. The strip is modeled as an inextensible elastica. A shooting...