Video 1

Movie S1. Meandering: Pattern of sinusoidal meanders formed by depositing a naturally straight thin elastic rod from a deployment height, H=50 cm, at an injection speed, v=2.3 cm/s, onto a belt moving at vb=2.0 cm/s (i.e., dimensionless speed mismatch, ϵ=0.13). Material properties of the rod are radius, r0=0.16 cm; density, ρ=1.18 g/cm3; Young’s modulus, E=1.3 MPa (i.e., gravito-bending length, Lgb=3.3 cm). Experiments (Left) vs. simulations (Right) are shown. For convenience, the movie has been sped up by a factor of 5, with respect to real time.

Coiling of elastic rods on rigid substrates

Mohammad K. Jawed, Fang Da, Jungseock Joo, Eitan Grinspun, and Pedro M. Reis

PNAS. 2014. 111:14663-14668 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1409118111