The domino effect
The tilt angle is taken with respect to the vertical. Domino hits domino at the point A. The rotation axis of domino is point B, and point E is that of domino . The tilt angle of the head of chain has reached its final value . The first domino has almost reached the stacking angle . The normal force and the friction force that domino exerts on domino are also indicated. The relevant geometric relations are summarized in Table I.
The asymptotic velocity for the aspect ratio . The solid curves are for (highest) and (lowest). The experimental values are from Ref. 3 (plusses), Ref. 5 (diamonds), and Ref. 8 (triangles).
Geometric relations referring to Fig. 1.
The asymptotic propagation velocity (with ) for the collision law of Shaw (Ref. 4) and for various degrees of friction with the collision law in Eq. (30). The last column gives the results according to the collision law of Banks (Ref. 1).
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