Out-of-plane buckling in two-dimensional glass drawing

Author: 

O'Kiely, D
Breward, C
Griffiths, I
Howell, P
Lange, U

Publication Date: 

29 April 2019

Journal: 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Last Updated: 

2020-06-11T22:10:16.83+01:00

Volume: 

869

DOI: 

10.1017/jfm.2019.221

page: 

587-609

abstract: 

We derive a mathematical model for the drawing of a two-dimensional thin sheet of viscous fluid in the direction of gravity. If the gravitational field is sufficiently strong, then a portion of the sheet experiences a compressive stress and is thus unstable to transverse buckling. We analyse the dependence of the instability and the subsequent evolution on the process parameters, and the mutual coupling between the weakly nonlinear buckling and the stress profile in the sheet. Over long time scales, the sheet centreline ultimately adopts a universal profile, with the bulk of the sheet under tension and a single large bulge caused by a small compressive region near the bottom, and we derive a canonical inner problem that describes this behaviour. The large-time analysis involves a logarithmic asymptotic expansion, and we devise a hybrid asymptotic–numerical scheme that effectively sums the logarithmic series.

Symplectic id: 

974924

Submitted to ORA: 

Submitted

Publication Type: 

Journal Article