Wrinkling on Curved Objects

Stoop 2015 image
Image: Norbert Stoop, MIT

A novel mathematical theory predicts how thin films adhering to curved objects wrinkle. Shown is a sphere with a combination of hexagonal and labyrinthine patterns, and a torus with hexagonal dimples.

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