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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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Submitted
05 Mar 2013
Accepted
31 May 2013
First published
05 Jul 2013

Soft Matter, 2013,9, 8177-8186
Article type
Review Article

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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