Paper published: beams on flexible supports

Here is our analysis of bistable beams on flexible supports, written up. The take-home message is that when the support is flat, the beam has two states, up or down. But when you bend the support too far, the beam is only stable in one of the positions. Connect up a readout system to these beams, and you have a kind of “binary” curvature sensor.

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