Helical Birods: An Elastic Model of Helically Wound Double-Stranded Rods

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/598450
Title:
Helical Birods: An Elastic Model of Helically Wound Double-Stranded Rods
Authors:
Prior, Christopher
Abstract:
© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. We consider a geometrically accurate model for a helically wound rope constructed from two intertwined elastic rods. The line of contact has an arbitrary smooth shape which is obtained under the action of an arbitrary set of applied forces and moments. We discuss the general form the theory should take along with an insight into the necessary geometric or constitutive laws which must be detailed in order for the system to be complete. This includes a number of contact laws for the interaction of the two rods, in order to fit various relevant physical scenarios. This discussion also extends to the boundary and how this composite system can be acted upon by a single moment and force pair. A second strand of inquiry concerns the linear response of an initially helical rope to an arbitrary set of forces and moments. In particular we show that if the rope has the dimensions assumed of a rod in the Kirchhoff rod theory then it can be accurately treated as an isotropic inextensible elastic rod. An important consideration in this demonstration is the possible effect of varying the geometric boundary constraints; it is shown the effect of this choice becomes negligible in this limit in which the rope has dimensions similar to those of a Kirchhoff rod. Finally we derive the bending and twisting coefficients of this effective rod.
Citation:
Prior C (2014) Helical Birods: An Elastic Model of Helically Wound Double-Stranded Rods. Journal of Elasticity 117: 231–277. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10659-014-9472-7.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Journal of Elasticity
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-C1-013-04
Issue Date:
11-Mar-2014
DOI:
10.1007/s10659-014-9472-7
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0374-3535; 1573-2681
Sponsors:
This publication is partly based on work supported by Award No. KUK-C1-013-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and partly supported by the Addison Wheeler fellowhsip. C.P. would like to thank, Alain Goriely, Sebastien Neukirch, Derek Moulton and Thomas Lessinnes for crucial discussions.
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dc.contributor.authorPrior, Christopheren
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:20:56Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:20:56Zen
dc.date.issued2014-03-11en
dc.identifier.citationPrior C (2014) Helical Birods: An Elastic Model of Helically Wound Double-Stranded Rods. Journal of Elasticity 117: 231–277. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10659-014-9472-7.en
dc.identifier.issn0374-3535en
dc.identifier.issn1573-2681en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10659-014-9472-7en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598450en
dc.description.abstract© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. We consider a geometrically accurate model for a helically wound rope constructed from two intertwined elastic rods. The line of contact has an arbitrary smooth shape which is obtained under the action of an arbitrary set of applied forces and moments. We discuss the general form the theory should take along with an insight into the necessary geometric or constitutive laws which must be detailed in order for the system to be complete. This includes a number of contact laws for the interaction of the two rods, in order to fit various relevant physical scenarios. This discussion also extends to the boundary and how this composite system can be acted upon by a single moment and force pair. A second strand of inquiry concerns the linear response of an initially helical rope to an arbitrary set of forces and moments. In particular we show that if the rope has the dimensions assumed of a rod in the Kirchhoff rod theory then it can be accurately treated as an isotropic inextensible elastic rod. An important consideration in this demonstration is the possible effect of varying the geometric boundary constraints; it is shown the effect of this choice becomes negligible in this limit in which the rope has dimensions similar to those of a Kirchhoff rod. Finally we derive the bending and twisting coefficients of this effective rod.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication is partly based on work supported by Award No. KUK-C1-013-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and partly supported by the Addison Wheeler fellowhsip. C.P. would like to thank, Alain Goriely, Sebastien Neukirch, Derek Moulton and Thomas Lessinnes for crucial discussions.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.subjectConstitutive lawen
dc.subjectContact mechanicsen
dc.subjectCosserat rodsen
dc.subjectLock-upen
dc.subjectRopesen
dc.titleHelical Birods: An Elastic Model of Helically Wound Double-Stranded Rodsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Elasticityen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Durham, Durham, United Kingdomen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-013-04en
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