Wrapping Up

It’s often at the intersection of topics that we can learn something new and fascinating. The latest video from The Lutetium Project shows examples of this at the intersection of solid mechanics and fluid dynamics with a look at elastocapillarity. Breaking that word down, that’s where elasticity – that stretchy quality associated with solids – meets capillarity – the surface-tension-dominated behavior of a fluid. In particular, they explore some of the mind-boggling and surprising interactions that happen between drops, bubbles, and thin flexible fibers smaller than the width of a human hair. Check out the full video below. (Images credit: K. Dalnoki-Veress et al.; video credit: The Lutetium Project)

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