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dc.contributor.authorMiller, J. T.
dc.contributor.authorAudoly, Basile
dc.contributor.authorLazarus, Arnaud
dc.contributor.authorReis, Pedro Miguel
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-12T19:41:40Z
dc.date.available2014-06-12T19:41:40Z
dc.date.issued2014-02
dc.date.submitted2013-11
dc.identifier.issn0031-9007
dc.identifier.issn1079-7114
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/87757
dc.description.abstractWe investigate how natural curvature affects the configuration of a thin elastic rod suspended under its own weight, as when a single strand of hair hangs under gravity. We combine precision desktop experiments, numerics, and theoretical analysis to explore the equilibrium shapes set by the coupled effects of elasticity, natural curvature, nonlinear geometry, and gravity. A phase diagram is constructed in terms of the control parameters of the system, namely the dimensionless curvature and weight, where we identify three distinct regions: planar curls, localized helices, and global helices. We analyze the stability of planar configurations, and describe the localization of helical patterns for long rods, near their free end. The observed shapes and their associated phase boundaries are then rationalized based on the underlying physical ingredients.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (CMMI-1129894)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSchlumberger Limiteden_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMIT-France Programen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipBattelle Memorial Institute (Battelle-MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Societyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.068103en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourceAmerican Physical Societyen_US
dc.titleShapes of a Suspended Curly Hairen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationMiller, J. T., A. Lazarus, B. Audoly, and P. M. Reis. “Shapes of a Suspended Curly Hair.” Physical Review Letters 112, no. 6 (February 2014). © 2014 American Physical Societyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorMiller, J. T.en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorLazarus, Arnauden_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorReis, Pedro Miguelen_US
dc.relation.journalPhysical Review Lettersen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsMiller, J. T.; Lazarus, A.; Audoly, B.; Reis, P. M.en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3984-828X
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mit.licensePUBLISHER_POLICYen_US


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