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Peeling, healing and bursting in a lubricated elastic sheet

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dc.contributor.author Hosoi, A.E.
dc.contributor.author Mahadevan, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-02-17T19:52:34Z
dc.date.available 2005-02-17T19:52:34Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/7623
dc.description.abstract We consider the dynamics of an elastic sheet lubricated by the flow of a thin layer of fluid that separates it from a rigid wall. By considering long wavelength deformations of the sheet, we derive an evolution equation for its motion, accounting for the effects of elastic bending, viscous lubrication and body forces. We then analyze various steady and unsteady problems for the sheet such as peeling, healing, levitating and bursting using a combination of numerical simulation and dimensional analysis. On the macro-scale, we corroborate our theory with a simple experiment, and on the micro-scale, we analyze an oscillatory valve that can transform a continuous stream of fluid into a series of discrete pulses. en
dc.description.sponsorship NSF en
dc.format.extent 938640 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher PRL en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 04-P-01;
dc.subject elastic boundary en
dc.subject thin film
dc.title Peeling, healing and bursting in a lubricated elastic sheet en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.citation Hosoi, A. E. and L. Mahadevan, “Dynamics of a fluid-lubricated elastic sheet.” PRL 93(13), DOI:137802, 2004. en


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