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Multistability and snap-through behaviour of a bistable clamped strip from Adaptive compliant structures for flow regulation

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posted on 04.08.2017 by Gaetano Arena, Rainer M. J. Groh, Alex Brinkmeyer, Raf Theunissen, Paul M. Weaver, Alberto Pirrera
The application of a transverse load to a bistable clamped strip in its first stable configuration causes snap-through into the inverted stable shape. The applied load increases until it reaches a critical value. At this point the beam snaps through a region of instability, where applied load decreases, reaching a second stable branch. Upon load removal the structures settles on the secondary stable state.