A simple model for the dynamics of adhesive failure
Original Entry: Ian Burgess Fall 2009
D. Vella, L. Mahadevan, "A simple model for the dynamics of adhesive failure" Langmuir 22, 163 (2006).
This paper describes a simple model of adhesive failure used to describe the physical processes that result in bimodal nature of tack curves in experiments. They consider two parallel plates attached to each other by an array of <math> N(t)</math> nonlinear springs.