The meandering fall of paper ribbons

This paper discusses experimental observations of the meandering fall of light-weight tissue paper ribbons. The photographs show that the ribbons assume a sinusoidal shape with a unique wavelength which scales with the thickness of the airstream entrained by the ribbon. © 1982 American Institute of Physics.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bejan, A

Published Date

  • 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 741 - 742

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9171

Citation Source

  • SciVal