Solitary waves in an inextensible, flexible, helicoidal fiber

Leonid Slepyan*, Viacheslav Krylov, Raymond Parnes

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Abstract

The exact solution to the nonlinear vector equations governing an inextensible, flexible, helicoidal fiber yields a one-parameter set of solitary waves. Analytical expressions are found for the displacements, internal force, axial and angular momenta, and energy. This solution represents an interesting example of three-dimensional solitary waves propagating in a system devoid of potential energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2725-2728
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume74
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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