Overcurvature induced multistability of linked conical frusta: how a ‘bendy straw' holds its shape

Nakul P. Bende, Tian Yu, Nicholas A. Corbin, Marcelo A. Dias, Christian D. Santangelo, James A. Hanna, Ryan C. Hayward

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We study the origins of multiple mechanically stable states exhibited by an elastic shell comprising multiple conical frusta, a geometry common to reconfigurable corrugated structures such as ‘bendy straws'.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)8636-8642
Number of pages7
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number42
Early online date18 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2018

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