Bursting bubbles inspire curvaceous clothes

 作者:邢坼柞     |      日期:2019-03-07 02:10:29
By Jeff Hecht WHEN bubbles burst on the surface of thick liquids they don’t collapse into a puddle, they wrinkle up in a predictable, creased pattern. The insight could help fashion designers deal with a geometric quandary—how to make flat cloth fit the rounded human body. Rava da Silveira and a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studied the effect of a bubble of air sitting atop silicone oil, like a soap bubble sits on bathwater. They punctured the top of a centimetre-sized bubble with a needle and watched its collapse with a high-speed camera,