Singularities and wrinkling: The case of a concentrated force

Ciprian D. Coman, Andrew P. Bassom

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The edge wrinkling of a uniformly stretched circular elastic plate subjected to a central concentrated load is considered within the framework of the Föppl–von Kármán nonlinear plate theory. Singular perturbation methods are employed to obtain a three-term asymptotic formula for the critical load in terms of a non-dimensional quantity that depends on the initial pre-stress. Comparisons between the analytical predictions and direct numerical simulations of the full bifurcation eigenproblem provide further insight into the accuracy and limitations of the derived results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-244
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Early online date9 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes


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