Do you remember the YouTube video from Marcel and the relevant publications on the flying chain? Well, the flying chain strikes again!
The group has produced a new theoretical model for explaining the phenomenon that included the effects of fluctuations along the chain length. This model, backed up by experiments and numerical simulations, successfully predicted a number of features of the system, including the final height and velocity of the falling chain.
Read the publication from Eirik Grude Flekkøy, Marcel Moura and Knut Jørgen Måløy published on November 19th, 2019, under Frontiers in Physics (7:187) here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphy.2019.00187/full