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2003 Gallery - Team Projects
For two assignments, students were put in mixed teams of graduate and undergraduate, photography and engineering. The teams were given access to a range of flow visualization equipment and experiments, and were also encouraged to create their own apparatus. Students worked both as artist plus assistants, and in fully collaborative arrangements.
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Dustin Grace, Marilyn Poon, Robert Neilson, Jessica Todd

A blowtorch impinging on the surface of an orange causes the surface to ablate and glow red hot. Jets of burning orange oil forced from the surface are seen.
Jessica Todd, Dustin Grace, Marilyn Poon, Robert Neilson

Combustion of ground black pepper by a butane torch.
Emrys Hall, Thomas King, Bethany Rotherham, Brynne Sutton

Ring of dye distorted after forward and reverse Stokes flow in Couette apparatus.
Brynne Sutton, Emrys Hall, Thomas King, Bethany Rotherham

Vortex rings are easy to create by tapping the side of a cardboard box with a circular hole in the front. Stage fog is used here to visualize the ejected ring, and a sheet of white light is used to illuminate it. The image was then digitally reversed and assembled for printing.
 
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Tait Stangl, Mark Donohue, Luciano Mazzaro, Blake Nolan

Just after the impact of a water droplet onto a still water surface, a droplet is ejected back into the air in a classic example of a Worthington jet.
Sanjeev Sharma, Paritosh Panchal, Rebecca Saenz, Meg VanScriver, Matt Venable

Dye jet in channel flow