Effect of an electric field on the bifurcation of a biaxially stretched incompressible slab rubber
Instituto de Tecnología Eléctrica, ETSII, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, 46022, Spain
2 Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, CSIC, 28006, Madrid, Spain
Revised: 6 October 2009
Accepted: 10 November 2009
Published online: 15 December 2009
This paper describes the effect of an electrical field on the bifurcation phenomenon that appears in a biaxially stretched slab of Mooney-Rivlin material (M. Mooney, J. Appl. Phys. 11, 582 (1940)) subjected to equal dead loads. The main conclusion of the analysis is that the stretch ratio at which the bifurcation phenomenon appears crucially depends on the configuration of the system rubber slab-electrodes. The theoretical foundations of the present study are based on a recent formulation on this subject carried out by Dorfmann and Ogden (A. Dorfmann, R.W. Ogden, Acta Mech. 174, 167 (2005); J. Elasticity 82, 99 (2006)).
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