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Title:On the Shape of the Free Surface of a Rubber-Like Material in Proximity to a Rigid Contactor
Author(s):Todres, Russell E.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Eliot Fried
Department / Program:Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Discipline:Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Applied Mechanics
Abstract:Motivated by recent experimental research on thin elastic films by Moench and Herminghaus and by Shenoy and Sharma, we build on Andreussi and Gurtin's pioneering work on the wrinkling of a free surface with residual stress and investigate the wrinkling of residually stressed solid films subjected to van der Waals or other types of interaction from a proximate contactor. We consider an incompressible rubber-like film of infinite depth, account for the influence of the contactor and both residual surface stress and curvature on the surface free-energy density, and impose force balance both in the bulk and on the surface. From the resulting linearized bulk and superficial equations, we derive a quintic dimensionless dispersion relation and perform a parametric study to see when linearly stable or unstable behavior of the film surface is manifested. Compared with the quadratic dispersion relation of Andreussi and Gurtin, the present model always yields more linearly stable wrinkled configurations possible for the film. Thus, for experimental or design applications, the addition of the contactor and inclusion of surface curvature effects may be advantageous.
Issue Date:2005
Description:79 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3182401
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2005

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