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Extremely Deformable Structures

  • Davide Bigoni

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 562)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Arnaud Lazarus, Corrado Maurini, Sébastien Neukirch
    Pages 1-53
  3. D. Bigoni, F. Bosi, D. Misseroni, F. Dal Corso, G. Noselli
    Pages 55-135
  4. Katia Bertoldi
    Pages 157-177
  5. Sergio Pellegrino
    Pages 179-267
  6. A. Erlich, Th. Lessinnes, D. E. Moulton, A. Goriely
    Pages 269-297

About this book


Recently, a new research stimulus has derived from the observation that soft structures, such as biological systems, but also rubber and gel, may work in a post critical regime, where elastic elements are subject to extreme deformations, though still exhibiting excellent mechanical performances. This is the realm of ‘extreme mechanics’, to which this book is addressed.
The possibility of exploiting highly deformable structures opens new and unexpected technological possibilities. In particular, the challenge is the design of deformable and bi-stable mechanisms which can reach superior mechanical performances and can have a strong impact on several high-tech applications, including stretchable electronics, nanotube serpentines, deployable structures for aerospace engineering, cable deployment in the ocean, but also sensors and flexible actuators and vibration absorbers.
Readers are introduced to a variety of interrelated topics involving the mechanics of extremely deformable structures, with emphasis on bifurcation, instability and nonlinear behavior, both in the quasi-static and dynamic regimes. Essential and up-to-date theoretical, numerical, and experimental methodologies are covered, as a tool to progress towards a satisfactory modeling of the nonlinear behavior of structures.


Extremely Deformable Structures Nonlinear Elastic Rods Nonlinear Mechanics of Structures Nonlinear Structures Structural Deformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Davide Bigoni
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TrentoTrentoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Extremely Deformable Structures
  • Editors Davide Bigoni
  • Series Title CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM, Udine 2015 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7091-1876-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7091-4852-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-1877-1
  • Series ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series E-ISSN 2309-3706
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 297
  • Number of Illustrations 71 b/w illustrations, 107 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Engineering Design
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