publication . Preprint . 2010

On the Motion of Falling Leaves

Razavi, Pedram;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Jul 2010
Abstract
This paper investigates the motion of falling leaves through modeling using papers and the corresponding data collected from more than four thousands experiments. Two series of experiments were designed in order to study the relationship between different parameters which can affect different paths of motion in leaves. In the first series of experiments, the shapes of the potential paths that falling papers can take were investigated as a whole. A new classification scheme was derived from these experiments, categorizing the motion of falling sheets of paper based on the deviation from the original point of release and the shape of the path they take on their de...
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free text keywords: Physics - Popular Physics, Physics - Fluid Dynamics
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