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Floating objects with finite resistance to bending.

Abstract:

We consider the equilibrium flotation of a thin, flexible cylinder at the interface between a liquid and a gas. In particular, we determine the maximum load that such a cylinder can support without sinking. We find that as the length of such a cylinder increases the maximum load at first increases. However, the maximum load reaches a plateau when the length of the cylinder is comparable to the elastocapillary length, which is determined by a balance between the bending of the cylinder and sur...

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Publisher copy:
10.1021/la800245k

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Journal:
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids
Volume:
24
Issue:
16
Pages:
8701-8706
Publication date:
2008-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1520-5827
ISSN:
0743-7463
URN:
uuid:64bb01c7-c404-4189-a721-9f716f27fd82
Source identifiers:
187629
Local pid:
pubs:187629
Language:
English

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