Axisymmetric static and dynamic buckling of hollow microspheres

Adel Shams, Maurizio Porfiri

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Syntactic foams are particulate composites that are obtained by dispersing thin hollow inclusions in a matrix material. The wide spectrum of applications of these composites in naval and aerospace structures has fostered a multitude of theoretical, numerical, and experimental studies on the mechanical behavior of syntactic foams and their constituents. In this work, we study static and dynamic axisymmetric buckling of single hollow spherical particles modeled as non-linear thin shells. Specifically, we compare theoretical predictions obtained by using Donnell, Sanders-Koiter, and Teng-Hong non-linear shell theories. The equations of motion of the particle are obtained from Hamiltontimes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-31
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
StatePublished - May 2014


  • Dynamic buckling
  • Microballoon
  • Shell theory
  • Static buckling
  • Syntactic foam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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