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On the Contact Problem of a Highly Inflated Spherical Nonlinear Membrane

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T. J. Lardner, P. Pujara

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

J. Appl. Mech 45(1), 202-203 (Mar 01, 1978) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424231 History: Received July 01, 1977; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

Observations on the solution of the problem of compression of an inflated spherical membrane between two rigid plates [1] are presented. A similarity property of the solution for Neo-Hookean material for the case of λs > 1.7, approximately, is noted.

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