Title

Modeling the behavior of heat-shrinkable thin films

Department/School

Mathematics

Date

1-1-2009

Document Type

Article

Keywords

thin film, heat shrinking, membrane energy, bending energy, Melinex®, compatibility conditions

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10659-009-9194-4

Abstract

We describe an asymptotic model for the behavior of PET-like heat-shrinkable thin films that includes both membrane and bending energies when the thickness of the film is positive. We compare the model to Koiter’s shell model and to models in which a membrane energy or a bending energy are obtained by Γ-convergence techniques. We also provide computational results for various temperature distributions applied to the films.

Published in

Journal of Elasticity

Citation/Other Information

Bělík, P., Jennings, B., Shvartsman, M. M. & Thomas, C. U. (2009). Modeling the behavior of heat-shrinkable thin films. Journal of Elasticity, 95(1-2), 57–77. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10659-009-9194-4

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