Slack dynamics on an unfurling string

J. A. Hanna, C. D. Santangelo

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Article number134301
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume109
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2012
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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