Spontaneous and Deterministic Three-Dimensional Curling of Pre-Strained Elastomeric Bi-Strips
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CitationHuang, Jiangshui, Jia Liu, Benedikt Kroll, Katia Bertoldi, and David R. Clarke. 2012. Spontaneous and deterministic three-dimensional curling of pre-strained elastomeric bi-strips. Soft Matter 8(23): 6291-6300.
AbstractThree dimensional curls (“hemi-helices”) consisting of multiple, periodic and alternating helical sections of opposite chiralities, separated by perversions, are one of a variety of complex shapes that can be produced by a simple generic process consisting of pre-straining one elastomeric strip, joining it side-by-side to another and then releasing the bi-strip. The initial wavelength of the hemi-helix and the number of perversions are determined by the strip cross-section, the constitutive behavior of the elastomer and the value of the pre-strain. The hemi-helix has no net twist. Topologically, the perversions separate regions of the hemi-helix deforming principally by bending from those where twisting dominates.
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