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Effects of Elastic Supports on the Snap-through Buckling of Mises Trusses


The load-displacement relations and buckling loads of Mises trusses, which are used in a bistable structural element, has been investigated in this paper. For the snap-through struts, von Mises trusses are connected to the adjacent elastic structural elements that provide elastic types of supports to the ends of the trusses. The elastically supporting actions of the other elements on a truss were replaced by equivalent springs. Then the effects of the elastic supports on the behavior of von Mises trusses, which rarely appear to be reported in the open literature, were discussed.

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The work presented in this article was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51822805, No. 51578133, and No. U1637207), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (Grant No. BK20170083), and the Six top talent peak projects of Jiangsu Province (Grant No. JZ-001). Authors also thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and thoughtful suggestions which improved the quality of the presented work.

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Cai, J., Feng, J. & Xu, Y. Effects of Elastic Supports on the Snap-through Buckling of Mises Trusses. Mech. Solids 54, 486–490 (2019).

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  • struts
  • buckling
  • trusses
  • mechanical properties
  • snap-through
  • non-linear