Instability of thin circular membranes subjected to hydro-static loads
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, ISSN 0020-7462, E-ISSN 1878-5638, Vol. 76, 144-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Membrane structures subjected to hydrostatic load are prone to undergo large deformations and lose stability. This paper investigates different instability phenomena for a thin, circular and initially flat and horizontal membrane. The Mooney-Rivlin hyper-elastic model is used to provide the material description. An axisymmetric and a 3D model have been set up to show the large deformations and instability behavior with different parameter settings. Numerical examples show that the methods developed are capable to describe the deformation dependent loading conditions and the instability phenomena. The numerical simulations show fundamental differences in the response and instability behavior when the horizontal membrane is loaded from above or below. The parameters of fluids and membranes and the means for introducing the pressure are of essence for interpreting the instability behavior.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 76, 144-153 p.
Thin membrane, Large deformation, Deformation dependent loading, Bifurcation, Parameter dependence
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-176059DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2015.06.010ISI: 000362135600015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84963717204OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-176059DiVA: diva2:865776
QC 201510292015-10-292015-10-292015-10-29Bibliographically approved