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2007 Gallery - Team Project 3
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.
Group Eta: Daniel Bodenstein, Brock Ewing, Joseph Graham, Michael Long, Christopher O'Loughlin. Objects dropped into water were imaged above and below waterline, synchronized by strobe illumination.
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Joseph Graham, Group Eta

Collage of air entrained behind sinking objects.
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Christopher OLoughlin, Group Eta

Above and below waterline, showing a sinking die.
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Daniel Bodenstein, Group Eta

Above and below waterline, showing a sinking ball.
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Brock Ewing, Group Eta

Instabilities between air and water in the wake of a sinking ball.
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Michael Long, Group Eta

Ball seems motionless at the moment of impact.
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Group Zeta: David Levine and Jake Dembeck worked together, placing bowls of liquid on a loudspeaker cone. Robert Irmiger, J. Chris Miller and Brittany Moore worked independently.
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David Levine and Jake Dembeck

Windex excited by a loudspeaker from below.
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Jake Dembeck and David Levine,

Dyed water, excited by a loudspeaker from below.
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J. Chris Miller

Dynamics of the interaction of snow and wind.
Video 1: Snow in Wind
Video 2: Avalanche
Video 3: Wind
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Robert Irmiger

Pouring a cornstarch/water mixture shows non-Newtonian behavior.
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Brittany Moore

Dyed boiled fruit.
   
Group Beta: Shane Fagan and Megan Firestone were joined by Trisha Harrison, and worked with negatively buoyant water fog created with dry ice, cascading down over axisymmetric vessels. Grant Crowley, Eli Luke and Kaite Mcnally worked independently.
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Shane Fagan, Group Beta

Water fog from dry ice shrouds a container. Color is reversed.
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Megan Firestone, Group Beta

Water fog from dry ice shrouds a container.
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Trisha Harrison, Group Beta

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Grant Crowley

Rising smoke from an ember shows jet instability.
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Kaite Mcnally

Rising smoke curls under a spoon.
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Eli Luke

Dye shows a vortex and oscillating axial flow in a glass. Click here to see video
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Group Gamma: Amanda Barnes, Sean Hulings, Mu Hong Lin and Brian Roche experimented with splashes created by droplet impact. Vanessa Ready worked independently.
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Sean Hulings, Group Gamma

Crown splash from liquid food dye droplet into rubbing alcohol.
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Mu Hong Lin, Group Gamma

Little Red Alien in a Hot Tub Watching Fireworks.
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Brian Roche, Group Gamma

Droplet of food dye into milk creates a Worthington jet.
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Amanda Barnes, Group Gamma

Impact crater from a droplet of blue food dye into milk.
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Vanessa Ready


   
Group Epsilon: Geoff Duckworth, Brian Larsen, Darwin Millard and Christopher Osborn experimented with a rheoscopic fluid from Laminar Sciences. Small oblong reflective/refractive particles in the fluid line up with the shear field. Mark Rizzuto worked independently.
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Darwin Millard, Geoff Duckworth, Brian Larsen, Christopher Osborn


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Mark Rizzuto

An Alka Seltzer bubbles up through water and canola oil.
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Group Delta: Phil Bollam, Justin Cohee, Erik Hansen, Barry Whittaker, Ray (Hsin Jui) Wu. Negatively buoyant plumes of water fog from dry ice issue from a tube, undergoing jet instabilities as they fall.
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Barry Whittaker, Group Delta


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Ray (Hsin Jui) Wu, Group Delta


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Phil Bollam, Group Delta


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Justin Cohee, Group Delta


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Erik Hansen, Group Delta


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Group Alpha: Gordon Browning, Tracy Eliasson, Travis Gaskill, Owen Hnath. Schlieren uses changes in refractive index to deflect light, making patterns of light and dark. Here, refractive index was changed by heating air.
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Tracy Eliasson, Group Alpha

Schlieren was used to image hot plumes. The plume was partially deflected by a curved barrier.
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Gordon Browning, Group Alpha

Schlieren was used to image hot plumes.
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Travis Gaskill, Group Alpha

Schlieren was used to image hot plumes. Two images were rotated and assembled.
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Owen Hnath, Group Alpha

Composite of two human exhalations.
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