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Self-similar curling of a naturally curved elastica.

Author(s): Callan-Jones, AC; Brun, PT; Audoly, B

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dc.contributor.authorCallan-Jones, AC-
dc.contributor.authorBrun, PT-
dc.contributor.authorAudoly, B-
dc.identifier.citationCallan-Jones, AC, Brun, PT, Audoly, B. (2012). Self-similar curling of a naturally curved elastica.. Physical review letters, 108 (17), 174302 - ?. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.108.174302en_US
dc.description.abstractWe consider the curling of an initially flat but naturally curved elastica on a hard, nonadhesive surface. Combining theory, simulations, and experiments, we find novel behavior, including a constant front velocity and a self-similar shape of the curl that scales in size as t 1=3 at long times after the release of one end of the elastica. The front velocity is selected by matching the self-similar solution with a roll of nearly constant curvature located near the free end.en_US
dc.format.extent174302 - ?en_US
dc.relation.ispartofPhysical review lettersen_US
dc.rightsFinal published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.en_US
dc.titleSelf-similar curling of a naturally curved elastica.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US

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