An arch will grow on a rapidly deployed thin string in contact with a rigid plane. We present a qualitative model for the growing structure involving the amplification, rectification, and advection of slack in the presence of a steady stress field, validate our assumptions with numerical experiments, and pose new questions about the spatially developing motions of thin objects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|State||Published - Sep 26 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)