Bistability of composite cylindrical shells

A. Pirrera*, D. Avitabile, P. M. Weaver

*Corresponding author for this work

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Multistability of composite thin structures has shown potential for morphing applications. The present work focuses on bistability of composite cylindrical shells. It aims to gather the analytical understanding to design bistability in to shells and to define and study the parameters constraining their design envelope.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 200931 Jul 2009


Conference17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Anisotropy
  • Bistability
  • Continuation
  • Morphing


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