Some Observations on the Yoshimura Buckle Pattern for Thin-Walled Cylinders

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C. G. Foster

Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Tasmania, Box 252C, G. P. O., Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia

J. Appl. Mech 46(2), 377-380 (Jun 01, 1979) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424558 History: Received May 01, 1978; Online July 12, 2010


A great deal of the behavior of thin-walled cylindrical shells loaded in axial compression can be explained by considering the Yoshimura buckle pattern as a three-dimensional space frame and observing the collapse of that space frame.

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