Biophysics and Soft Matter Seminar

Not the garden hose instability: Wavelength selection in a buckling garden hose

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:30AM PDT
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Biophysics and Soft Matter Seminar

Peter Palffy-Muhoray
Kent State University

Not the garden hose instability: Wavelength selection in a buckling garden hose

Oct 20, 2020 at *11:30am* online

*Note later start time*

*To request access to the videoconference, email dsivak@sfu.ca

Synopsis

In this brief talk, I will discuss sinusoidal undulations which appear on certain garden hoses under normal use.  I’ll propose an explanation, provide a model for the phenomenon and make a connection with biological structures as well as with self-buckling. I will compare observations with model predictions, and conclude by suggesting potential applications in the area of shape-changing materials.