Wrinkling of Interfacial Layers in Stratified Composites


  • This work was supported primarily by the MIT MRSEC through the MRSEC program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under award number DMR-0819762. Supporting Information is available from the Wiley Online Library or from the author.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.



Wrinkling vs. long-wavelength instability envelope for multi-layered soft composite: Predictive analytical and finite element models are presented to reveal the instability mechanics governing reversible wrinkling of interfacial layers. The biomimetic guidelines for the design of reversible, tunable, and multi-functional layered soft composites with transforming interfacial layers are developed and verified via 3D printed prototypes.