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Wrinkle to fold transition: influence of the substrate response

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Abstract

Spatially confined rigid membranes reorganize their morphology in response to imposed constraints. Slight compression of a rigid membrane resting on a soft foundation creates a regular pattern of sinusoidal wrinkles with a broad spatial distribution of energy. For larger compression, the deformation energy is progressively localized in small regions which ultimately develop sharp folds. We review the influence of the substrate on this wrinkle to fold transition by considering two models based on purely viscous and purely elastic foundations. We analyze and contrast the physics and mathematics of both systems.

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The article was received on 05 Mar 2013, accepted on 31 May 2013 and first published on 05 Jul 2013


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM50655J
Soft Matter, 2013,9, 8177-8186

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    Wrinkle to fold transition: influence of the substrate response

    F. Brau, P. Damman, H. Diamant and T. A. Witten, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 8177
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SM50655J

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