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Ghosts and bottlenecks in elastic snap-through

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Snap-through is a striking instability in which an elastic object rapidly jumps from one state to another. It is seen in the leaves of the Venus flytrap plant and umbrellas flipping on a windy day among many other examples. Similar structures that snap-through are used to generate fast motions in soft robotics, switches in micro-scale electronics and artificial heart valves. Despite the ubiquity of snap-through in nature and engineering, its dynamics is usually only understood qualitativel...

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Mathematical Institute
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EP/ M50659X/1
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Michael Gomez
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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