Reinforcement of elastic structures in the presence of imperfect bonding
The two-dimensional problem of plane strain is considered in the presence of imperfectly bonded elastic reinforcements. A geometric criterion on the shape and size of the elastic reinforcement is found that determines when the effects of imperfect bonding overcome the benefits of the reinforcement. The criterion is given in terms of an eigenvalue problem posed on the surface of the reinforcement.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Quarterly of Applied Mathematics
Lipton, R. (2001). Reinforcement of elastic structures in the presence of imperfect bonding. Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, 59 (2), 353-364. https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/1828458