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Wrinkling of Interfacial Layers in Stratified Composites

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by Y. Li, N. Kaynia, S. Rudykh and M. C. Boyce

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 



Wrinkling vs. long-wavelength instability envelope for multi-layered soft composite: Predictive analytical and finite element models are presented to reveal the instability mechanics governing reversible wrinkling of interfacial layers. The biomimetic guidelines for the design of reversible, tunable, and multi-functional layered soft composites with transforming interfacial layers are developed and verified via 3D printed prototypes. 




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