On the nucleation and growth of kink and shear bands.

@article{Hunt2013OnTN,
  title={On the nucleation and growth of kink and shear bands.},
  author={G. W. Hunt and T. J. Dodwell and Jenna Hammond},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={371 1993},
  pages={20120431}
}
Similarities and differences between the phenomena of kink banding in compressed layered structures and shear banding in compressed granular media are explored. Simple models are introduced for both, and the focus is directed onto how they can nucleate from the perfectly flat state. A convincing scenario is found for each in which a mode develops from an initial bifurcation into a periodic state, followed by rapid localization under falling load, while retaining decaying but wavy tails. At a… CONTINUE READING