Publications by authors named "Michael E M Lee"

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Model for the breakup of a tuft of fibers.

Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 2006 Oct 10;74(4 Pt 1):041806. Epub 2006 Oct 10.

BP Institute for Multiphase Flow, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EZ, United Kingdom.

A simple model for the forces acting on a single fiber as it is withdrawn from a tangled fiber assembly is proposed. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the dynamics of the reptating fiber with respect to the entanglement of fibers within the tuft. The resulting two-parameter model captures the qualitative features of experimental simulation. The model is extended to describe the breakup of a tuft. The results show good agreement with experiment and indicate where a tuft is most likely to fracture based on the density of fiber endpoints.
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