Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/598339
Title:
Floating Carpets and the Delamination of Elastic Sheets
Authors:
Wagner, Till J. W.; Vella, Dominic
Abstract:
We investigate the deformation of a thin elastic sheet floating on a liquid surface and subject to a uniaxial compression. We show that at a critical compression the sheet delaminates from the liquid over a finite region forming a delamination "blister." This blistering regime adds to the wrinkling and localized folding regimes that have been studied previously. The transition from wrinkled to blistered states occurs when delamination becomes energetically favorable compared with wrinkling. We determine the initial blister size and the evolution of blister size with continuing compression before verifying our theoretical results with experiments at a macroscopic scale. © 2011 American Physical Society.
Citation:
Wagner TJW, Vella D (2011) Floating Carpets and the Delamination of Elastic Sheets. Physical Review Letters 107. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.044301.
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Journal:
Physical Review Letters
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-C1-013-04
Issue Date:
22-Jul-2011
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.044301
PubMed ID:
21867009
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0031-9007; 1079-7114
Sponsors:
This publication is based on work supported in part by Grant No. KUK-C1-013-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). T. J. W. W. is supported by EPSRC. We thank R. Sayag and D. Page-Croft for technical assistance with experiments.
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dc.contributor.authorWagner, Till J. W.en
dc.contributor.authorVella, Dominicen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:18:59Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:18:59Zen
dc.date.issued2011-07-22en
dc.identifier.citationWagner TJW, Vella D (2011) Floating Carpets and the Delamination of Elastic Sheets. Physical Review Letters 107. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.044301.en
dc.identifier.issn0031-9007en
dc.identifier.issn1079-7114en
dc.identifier.pmid21867009en
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.044301en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598339en
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the deformation of a thin elastic sheet floating on a liquid surface and subject to a uniaxial compression. We show that at a critical compression the sheet delaminates from the liquid over a finite region forming a delamination "blister." This blistering regime adds to the wrinkling and localized folding regimes that have been studied previously. The transition from wrinkled to blistered states occurs when delamination becomes energetically favorable compared with wrinkling. We determine the initial blister size and the evolution of blister size with continuing compression before verifying our theoretical results with experiments at a macroscopic scale. © 2011 American Physical Society.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication is based on work supported in part by Grant No. KUK-C1-013-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). T. J. W. W. is supported by EPSRC. We thank R. Sayag and D. Page-Croft for technical assistance with experiments.en
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society (APS)en
dc.titleFloating Carpets and the Delamination of Elastic Sheetsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPhysical Review Lettersen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdomen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-013-04en

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