- Vorführexperimente, Videos
How to shoot a rubber band over 20 feet accurately
another demonstration video with the technique of non-uniform stretching
- Wissenschaftliche Artikel
Shooting Rubber Bands: Two Self-Similar Retractions for a Stretched Elastic Wedge
The authors demonstrate that during the retraction of a circular rubber band, a wavelength develops at the rear which increases in size as time progresses. Through a combination of experiments and modeling, they investigate the speed at which the back of the elastic retracts and observe a self-similar shape that depends on stretching, inertia, and bending.
Shooting rubber bands: dynamic buckling in unconstrained elastic ribbons
entire Master's thesis on the topic