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An Explicit Scaling Law for the Speed of Falling Dominoes

Version 1 : Received: 2 December 2019 / Approved: 3 December 2019 / Online: 3 December 2019 (05:28:53 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 8 December 2019 / Approved: 9 December 2019 / Online: 9 December 2019 (03:36:12 CET)

How to cite: Sun, B. An Explicit Scaling Law for the Speed of Falling Dominoes. Preprints 2019, 2019120017 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0017.v1). Sun, B. An Explicit Scaling Law for the Speed of Falling Dominoes. Preprints 2019, 2019120017 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0017.v1).

Abstract

By using directed dimensional analysis and data fitting, an explicit universal scaling law for the speed of falling dominoes is formulated. The scaling law shows that domino propagational speed is linear proportional to the 3/2 power of domino separation, and -1/2 power of domino height and thickness.

Subject Areas

domino; speed; height; thickness; separation

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