Secrets of surfaces’ wrinkling, folding, creasing and delaminating are unraveled

9 marzo 2015

The process of wrinkle formation is familiar to anyone who has ever sat in a bathtub a little too long. But exactly why layered materials sometimes form one kind of wrinkly pattern or another — or even other variations, such as creases, folds, or delaminated buckles — has now been explained at a fundamental level.