Intermittent peel front dynamics and the crackling noise in an adhesive tape

Kumar, Jagadish ; De, Rumi ; Ananthakrishna, G. (2008) Intermittent peel front dynamics and the crackling noise in an adhesive tape Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 78 (6). 066119_1-066119_21. ISSN 1063-651X

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We report a comprehensive investigation of a model for peeling of an adhesive tape along with a nonlinear time series analysis of experimental acoustic emission signals in an effort to understand the origin of intermittent peeling of an adhesive tape and its connection to acoustic emission. The model represents the acoustic energy dissipated in terms of Rayleigh dissipation functional that depends on the local strain rate. We show that the nature of the peel front exhibits rich spatiotemporal patterns ranging from smooth, rugged, and stuck-peeled configurations that depend on three parameters, namely the ratio of inertial time scale of the tape mass to that of the roller, the dissipation coefficient, and the pull velocity. The stuck-peeled configurations are reminiscent of fibrillar peel front patterns observed in experiments. We show that while the intermittent peeling is controlled by the peel force function, the model acoustic energy dissipated depends on the nature of the peel front and its dynamical evolution. Even though the acoustic energy is a fully dynamical quantity, it can be quite noisy for a certain set of parameter values, suggesting the deterministic origin of acoustic emission in experiments. To verify this suggestion, we have carried out a dynamical analysis of experimental acoustic emission time series for a wide range of traction velocities. Our analysis shows an unambiguous presence of chaotic dynamics within a subinterval of pull speeds within the intermittent regime. Time-series analysis of the model acoustic energy signals is also found to be chaotic within a subinterval of pull speeds. Further, the model provides insight into several statistical and dynamical features of the experimental acoustic emission signals including the transition from burst-type acoustic emission to continuous-type with increasing pull velocity and the connection between acoustic emission and stick-slip dynamics. Finally, the model also offers an explanation for the recently observed feature that the duration of the slip phase can be less than that of the stick phase.

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