In this letter a Velcro® nonlinear mechanics is presented. In particular, a calculation of the “elastic strength” of hooks with friction is derived. The author quantifies, as the intuition and Velcro® material suggest, that hooks (and loops) allow reversible strong attachment, finding elastic plastic or hyperelastic nonlinear behaviors, as a function of the competition between friction and finite displacements. Thus, the author presents here a Velcro® nonlinear mechanics to design and optimize hooked systems.
|Titolo:||Velcro® nonlinear mechanics|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1063/1.2715478|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|