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Micropolar 2D elastic cables with applications to smart cables and textiles

Micropolar 2D elastic cables with applications to smart cables and textiles

Kordolemis, A. and Giannakopoulos, A. E. (2014) Micropolar 2D elastic cables with applications to smart cables and textiles. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 140 (10). ISSN 0733-9399 (Print), 1943-7889 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000794)

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Abstract

Elastic cables are structural elements with a one-sided constitutive law (compression is not allowed) that obtain their equilibrium
configuration by adjusting their shape to satisfy static equilibrium. The loading of a cable is applied through body-type forces and through appropriate boundary conditions at its ends. The classic cable constitutive law is easily implemented by assuming small strains and a coordinate system that follows the rigid-body motion. This approach was selected in the present analysis in the context of micropolar elasticity. The analysis is two-dimensional (2D) and static. The results indicate the important role of the couple-type body forces in the cable’s deformation. This, in turn, is very advantageous in the design of smart cables and textiles that can utilize electromagnetic fields to actuate couple body forces and in this way exert control on their deformation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: structured smartness, cables, textiles, micropolar theory
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENN)
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 09:45
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27194

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