elastic instability


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elastic instability

A condition in which a compression member will fail to bend before the stated compressive strength of the material is reached.
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This value is 10,000 times larger in comparison with the numbers found in elastic instability experiments with polymer solution [3-5] or in extrusion processes with polymer melts [15].
These stresses cause an elastic instability in the specimens similar to those observed when an ordinary rubber balloon is inflated.
He covers all of the major aspects of advanced analysis, including three-dimensional effects, viscoelasticity, edge effects, elastic instability, damage, and delamination.