In the postcritical part of the load shortening curve, after the limit point, the elephant foot
bulge (axisymmetric mode) at one extremity grows more rapidly which corresponds to mode localization as described and explained by Bardi and Kyriakides ; then a 2nd critical mode associated to section ovalization (mode n = 2) begins to grow at the level of the section which goes radially inward, just near the external axisymmetric bulge or elephant foot
WORCESTER - The mystery of the elephant foot
On show by the International Fund for Animal Welfare are, from left, a cheetah skin handbag; crocodile ashtray; elephant foot
stool and a crocodile skin bag.
Man, the planet's deadliest predator, is to blame as we hanker after turtle soup, elephant foot
umbrella stands and rhino horn aphrodisiacs.
Officials also seized a gorilla's skull, an elephant foot
made into a table, chimpanzees, wolves, a turtle and rare birds.