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Bistable and multi-stable thin-walled structures

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This study aims to comprehend the bistable and multi-stable behaviour of flexible straws with the intention of utilising it for future engineering applications. This behaviour is achieved by the multiple inversions of conical frustum shells within the corrugation of a flexible straw. This study examined the effects of various material models, geometry variables and loading methods on the inversion of close-top and open-top conical frustum shells via experiments and FEM simulations. This th...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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