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Data on Solids Research Detailed by Researchers at Duke University (Deformation and vibration of upright loops on a foundation and of hanging loops)

September 9, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Solids Research. According to news reporting originating in Durham, North Carolina, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The deformation and vibration of vertical flexible loops are investigated theoretically and experimentally. Both upright and hanging loops are considered."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Duke University, "Potential applications include nanorings and carbon nanotubes as force sensors or structural components. The upright tubes rest on a rigid or linearly elastic (Winkler) foundation, and cases with adhesion and nonlocal elasticity are included in the analysis. The hanging loops are suspended by a clamp with zero or finite length. The effects of self-weight, foundation stiffness, work of adhesion, and nonlocal elasticity on the loop height or depth are determined, as well as the effects of self-weight and foundation stiffness on the lowest frequency for in-plane symmetric vibration."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Good agreement is attained between theoretical results (based on an inextensible-elastica model) and experimental data."

For more information on this research see: Deformation and vibration of upright loops on a foundation and of hanging loops. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2014;51(18):3067-3075. International Journal of Solids and Structures can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier -; International Journal of Solids and Structures -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.H. Plant, Duke University, Dept. of Mech Engn & Mat Sci, Durham, NC 27708, United States.

Keywords for this news article include: Durham, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America, Solids Research

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