Uniaxial Stretching of a Rectangular Sheet

Application ID: 115471

This example demonstrates the wrinkling of a thin rectangular sheet stretched uniaxially. First, a static analysis is performed to determine the region of negative principal stresses without wrinkling. Next, a prestressed buckling analysis is carried out to find out the linearized buckling modes. Finally, a nonlinear post-buckling analysis is carried out to investigate the evolution of the wrinkles.

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