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The speed of an inclined ruck

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Steady rucks in an elastic beam can roll at constant speed down an inclined plane. We examine the dynamics of these travelling-wave structures and argue that their speed can be dictated by a combination of the physical conditions arising in the vicinity of the ‘contact points’ where the beam is peeled off the underlying plane and stuck back down. We provide three detailed models for the contact dynamics: viscoelastic fracture, a thermodynamic model for bond formation and detachment and adhesi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1098/rspa.2014.0740

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Balmforth, NJ More by this author
Craster, RV More by this author
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Department:
Trinity College
Publisher:
The Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings. Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences Journal website
Volume:
471
Issue:
2173
Publication date:
2015-01-08
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EISSN:
1471-2946
ISSN:
1364-5021
Pubs id:
pubs:503366
URN:
uri:f69094d4-9f62-4a8d-8a15-d005c4703d0c
UUID:
uuid:f69094d4-9f62-4a8d-8a15-d005c4703d0c
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pubs:503366
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English
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