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Surface Instability of a Semi-Infinite Elastic Body Under Surface van der Waals Forces

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C. Q. Ru

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AL T6G 2G8, Canada e-mail: c.ru@ualberta.ca

J. Appl. Mech 71(1), 138-140 (Mar 17, 2004) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1636791 History: Received June 19, 2001; Revised May 05, 2003; Online March 17, 2004
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Grahic Jump Location
Surface instability of an elastic half-plane under surface van der Waals forces
Grahic Jump Location
The dependence of the wavelength of surface wrinkling on the interaction coefficient β and the surface energy γ (when μ=1 MPa, ν=1/2)

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