We describe an asymptotic model for the behavior of PET-like heat-shrinkable thin films that includes both membrane and bending energies when the thickness of the film is positive. We compare the model to Koiter’s shell model and to models in which a membrane energy or a bending energy are obtained by Γ-convergence techniques. We also provide computational results for various temperature distributions applied to the films.
Bělík, Pavel; Jennings, Bob; Shvartsman, Mikhail M.; and Thomas, Christina U., "Modeling the behavior of heat-shrinkable thin films" (2009). Faculty Authored Articles. 5.