Mechanical Origin of Flexibility and Functionality in Slender Structures

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  • しなやかさとともに,かたちあり――弾性と幾何
  • シ ナ ヤ カサ ト トモニ,カ タチ アリ : ダンセイ ト キカ

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<p>Thin structures and slender structures span more than ten orders of magnitude in scale; the examples include arches, buildings, toys, plants, and, down to micro-scales, membranes, flagella and cilia. Although the solid mechanics to describe such structures has a long history of studies over a few centuries, its new paradigm relevant to form, geometry and functionality is currently growing in physics communities. In this article, we review a modern framework for mechanics of slender structures and recent advances, highlighting the underlying common themes in seemingly disparate fields in physics.</p>

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  • Butsuri

    Butsuri 74 (12), 822-829, 2019-12-05

    The Physical Society of Japan

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