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2010 Gallery - Team 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 were encouraged to work in teams, but solo projects were allowed. In teams, students worked both as artist plus assistants, and in fully collaborative arrangements, although each student was responsible for creative control of one image.
Thanks to John Hart for assistance with the three-dimensional images. Use red-cyan glasses for viewing.



Jonathan Varkovitzky, Peter Mitrano, Chrisopher Svedman

Color schlieren shows temperature gradients as an ice cube melts in water. Glass tank walls provide additional texture.
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Peter Mitrano, Jonathan Varkovitzky, Chrisopher Svedman

Color schlieren shows temperature gradients as an ice cube melts in water.
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Chrisopher Svedman, Jonathan Varkovitzky, Peter Mitrano

Color schlieren shows temperature gradients as an ice cube melts in water.
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Patrick Zimmer, Harrison Fast, Randy Williams

A vortex ring in water, mirrored in Photoshop.
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Randy Williams, Patrick Zimmer, Harrison Fast,

Colliding vortex rings in water, with food dye.
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Harrison Fast, Randy Williams, Patrick Zimmer

Colliding vortex rings in water, with food dye.
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Eric Stahl, Jade Jauquet, Vien Nguyen, Robert Piller

Hydrogen bubbles rise from a wire during electrolysis of water.
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Vien Nguyen, Eric Stahl, Jade Jauquet, Robert Piller

Hydrogen bubbles rise from a wire during electrolysis of water.
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Jade Jauquet, Eric Stahl, Vien Nguyen, Robert Piller

Hydrogen bubbles rise from a wire during electrolysis of water.
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Terese Decker, Ilya Lisenker

Rayleigh-Benard convection cells in water with shampoo.
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Ilya Lisenker, Terese Decker

Rayleigh-Benard convection cells visualized in a mixture of olive oil and canola oil with aluminum and magnesium filings.
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Stephen Lepke, Ilya Lisenker, Terese Decker

Dyed milk injected from a Sculpey cone in a flume.
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Jason Carranza

Glass sphere in a propane torch flame.
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Jon Vander Weele

Rubbing alcohol burns on a CD.
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Daniel Notary

Stages in the ignition of a butane lighter.
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Jonathan Fragoso

A pool of alcohol burning.
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Nathan Weigle

A water stream impacts the concavity of an apple.
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Patrick Wessels

Data visualization of simulated flow around a golf ball.
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Allison Hamrick

A leaf in a latte is made as heavier milk foam at the end of the pour is wiggled.
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Benjamin Britton

Gel and liquid food dyes in liquid wax (white).
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Levey Tran, Josh Stockwell

Jet from a set of air knives impinging on a flour-water mixture.
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Josh Stockwell, Levey Tran

Jet from a set of air knives impinging on a flour-water mixture.
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John Murray

Water flows over debris.
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Benjamin Maples

A shotgun fired into water at a shallow angle results in a vertical splash.
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Jessica Lucia

Granular flow is seen as salt pours through air into water.
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Joseph Eisinger

Bubbles rising from an effervescent tablet are funneled through a straw, and reach terminal velocity.
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Matthew Schulte

A vortex spins an effervescent tablet.
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Tony Vo

Air bubbles form inverted teardrop shapes in shampoo.
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Yevgeniy Fedotov

A camera flash is reflected multiple times within a soap bubble.
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Jake Gigliotti and Jade Jauquet.

The flow of traffic sometimes mimics fluid flows.
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