Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 12, Issue 10, pp 993–1000 | Cite as

Tensile instability of nonlinear spherical membrane with large deformation

  • Shang Xin-chun


The problem on instability of nonlinear spherical membrane with large axisymmetric tensile deformations is investigated by using the bifurcation theory. It is proved that all singular points of the nonlinear boundary value problem must be simple limit points. The effect of loading and material parameters on the equilibrium state and its stability is discussed.

Key words

hyperelasticity bifurcation theory effect of multiple parameters 


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© Shanghai University of Technology (SUT) 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shang Xin-chun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MechanicsLanzhou UniversityLanzhou

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