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2006 Gallery - Team Project 2
For most of the semester, 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 Scaplo, Chris Bonilha, Grant Bovee, James Palmer

Ignition of WD-40 results in turbulent spray combustion.
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James Palmer, Chris Bonilha, Grant Bovee, Dustin Scaplo

A burning spray of 190 proof ethanol, generated by a remotely operated hand spray bottle.
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Chris Bonilha, Grant Bovee, James Palmer, Dustin Scaplo

A burning spray of 190 proof ethanol, generated by a remotely operated hand spray bottle.
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Lok Kin Lee, Chris McCray, Taylor Simonson, Melissa Talmage

Showers of sparks fly as a 1.25 inch mild steel square tube is cut by an abrasive wheel.
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Tanner Ladtkow, Tim Read

An air bubble is trapped under flow over a broad crested weir.
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Chris Kuhn, Chris Ostoich, Ryan Mansfield

Flow (L to R) over a hump in a flume separates before the hump, and undergoes a hydraulic jump after the hump. Visualized with food coloring dye.
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Tyler Harrison, Jacob Lilevjen

Surface of a hydraulic jump in a flume, with color reversal.
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Molly Selting, Hwapyong Ko

A rheoscopic fluid made of fish scales is used to visualize flow in a sudden expansion. The 'Glowing Edges' digital filter was then applied.
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Grant Bovee

A stream of isopropyl alcohol was generated by a syringe, and then ignited.
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Nigel Gorbold

Geneva Wilkesanders, Christopher Skallerud

The wake of a bluff body generated a von Karman vortex street. Visualized in rheoscopic fluid made of fish scales in water.
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Andrea Fabri, Mike Demmons

A 'marbling' image: black ink and red food coloring floating on a gelatin mixture, stirred by hand.
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