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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Bending Active and Flexible Structures

Inflatable cushions, active bending and the elastica

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Bending Active and Flexible Structures
  • Pages: 8
  • Title: Inflatable cushions, active bending and the elastica
  • Author(s): Slade Gellin, Romuald Tarczewski
  • Keywords: inflatable cushions, active bending, elastica, energy methods
Abstract
This paper continues the theoretical study of the deformed shape of inflatable cushion structures. The classic problem of the elastica can be applied as an appropriate theoretical model when these structures are under active bending loads. Comparisons with experimental results are made so that the bending stiffness of the structure can be determined. Approximate expressions for the key parameters are derived.

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