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2012 Gallery - Team 1
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, although each student was responsible for creative control of one image.



Peter Davis, Jakob Anderegg, Kerylyn Lay, David Oakley, and Brayden Hass.

Ferrofluid climbs a magnetized steel sculpture. The ferrofluid concentrates the magnetic field, resulting in the spike instability.
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David Oakley, Peter Davis, Kerylyn Lay, Jakob Anderegg, Brayden Hass.

Ferrofluid climbs a spiral magnetized object
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Jakob Anderegg, Peter Davis, Kerylyn Lay, David Oakley, and Brayden Hass.

Ferrofluid climbs a magnetized steel sculpture. The ferrofluid concentrates the magnetic field, resulting in the spike instability.
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Brayden Hass, Jakob Anderegg, Peter Davis, Kerylyn Lay, David Oakley.

Ferrofluid from a shallow pool displays the normal field instability due to magnets above and below.
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Kerylyn Lay, Jakob Anderegg, Peter Davis, David Oakley, and Brayden Hass.

Ferrofluid from a shallow pool displays the normal field instability due to magnets above and below.
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Ryan Kelly, Andrew Fish, Doug Schwichtenberg, Nicholas Travers, George Seese

A 4 inch diameter ring holding a soap film was rotated to achieve varying thicknesses, and thus colors.
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Shades
Douglas Schwichtenberg, Ryan Kelly, Andrew Fish, Nicholas Travers, George Seese.

The film darkens at the top as the soap film thins due to gravity. The thickness of the film is estimated to be from 300nm down to 100nm.
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George Seese, Nicholas Travers, Ryan Kelly, Andrew Fish, Doug Schwichtenberg.

A 4 inch diameter ring holding a soap film was rotated to achieve varying thicknesses, and thus colors.
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Critical Fall
Nicholas Travers, Ryan Kelly, Andrew Fish, Doug Schwichtenberg, George Seese

In a draining soap film, an instability develops between the extremely thin black soap film area and the slightly thicker silver area below, just before the film breaks.
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Andrew Fish, Doug Schwichtenberg, Ryan Kelly, Nicholas Travers, George Seese

The thickness variations of a soap film are revealed by light interference.
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Amanda Childress, Andrew Tycksen, Ankit Sharma, Jacob Wright, Qian Li.

Triple bubble in an Ooze Tube
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Andrew Tycksen, Amanda Childress, Ankit Sharma, Jacob Wright, Qian Li.

An air bubble rises in an 'Ooze Tube' as viscous fluid exits below.
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Ankit Sharma, Jacob Wright, Andrew Tycksen, Amanda Childress, Qian Li.

An air bubble rises in an 'Ooze Tube' as viscous fluid exits below.
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Qian Li, Amanda Childress, Andrew Tycksen, Ankit Sharma, Jacob Wright.

An air bubble rises in an 'Ooze Tube' as viscous fluid exits below.
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Jacob Wright, Andrew Tycksen, Amanda Childress, Ankit Sharma, Qian Li.

An air bubble rises in an 'Ooze Tube' as viscous fluid exits below.
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Mitchell Stubbs, Sam Sommers, Ernesto Grossmann, Hamed Yazdi, Joshua Hecht

Flaming gasoline drips off a knife and ingites a balloon filled with butane, filmed at 1000 frames per second.
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Ernesto Grossmann, Sammuel Sommers, Mitchell Stubbs, Hamed Yazdi, Joshua Hecht

Flaming gasoline drips off a knife and ingites a balloon filled with butane.
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Sam Sommers, Ernesto Grossmann, Mitchell Stubbs, Hamed Yazdi, Joshua Hecht

Flaming gasoline drips off a knife and ingites a balloon filled with butane, filmed at 1000 frames per second.
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Nathan Amack, Travis Brown

Diet Coke + 3 Mentos = Rapid Expansion
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Free Coke Assumption
Travis Brown, Nathan Amack

A 2 L bottle of Diet Coke and 4 Mentos.
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Nicholas Shearon, Hayley Schneider, Jeremy Baugh, Gregory Lundeen, Scotty Hamilton,

Saffman-Taylor fingering occurs as air is pulled into shampoo, as two plates are pulled apart.
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Scotty Hamilton, Hayley Schneider, Jeremy Baugh, Gregory Lundeen, Nicholas Shearon

Saffman-Taylor fingering occurs as air is pulled into shampoo, as two plates are pulled apart.
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Viscous Lightning
Hayley Schneider, Jeremy Baugh, Gregory Lundeen, Nicholas Shearon, Scotty Hamilton,

Saffman-Taylor fingering occurs as air is pulled into shampoo, as two plates are pulled apart.
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Jeremy Baugh, Gregory Lundeen, Hayley Schneider, Nicholas Shearon, Scotty Hamilton,

A jet of dyed water impinges on a rotating pool of mineral oil. Colors enhanced in postprocessing.
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Gregory Lundeen, Hayley Schneider, Jeremy Baugh, Nicholas Shearon, Scotty Hamilton,

A Newtonian fluid jet of mineral oil bounces when it impinges on a rotating surface due to non-coalescence.
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Alyssa Berg, Aaron Coady, Nick Cote, Guy Casavan and Sreyas Krishnan

A vortex ring of stage fog was puffed out of a circular orifice.
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Sreyas Krishnan, Alyssa Berg, Aaron Coady, Nick Cote, Guy Casavan.

A vortex ring of stage fog was puffed out of a square orifice.
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Devin Ohmart and group

A vortex ring of stage fog was puffed out of a circular orifice.
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Guy Casavan, Alyssa Berg, Aaron Coady, Nick Cote and Sreyas Krishnan

A vortex ring of stage fog was puffed out of a circular orifice.
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Aaron Coady, Alyssa Berg, Nicholas Cote, Guy Casavan, Sreyas Krishnan

A vortex ring of stage fog was puffed out of a square orifice.
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Nicholas Cote, Aaron Coady, Alyssa Berg, Guy Casavan, Sreyas Krishnan

A stage fog vortex ring, mirrored and color inverted.
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Preston Wheeler, Colin Stewart, Emily Howard, Travis Brown, Josh Lester.

Laminar flow over a submerged triangular obstacle becomes turbulent in the wake.
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Emily Howard, Travis Brown, Josh Lester, Colin Stewart, Preston Wheeler

Colliding waves break in a flume.
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Josh Lester, Colin Stewart, Preston Wheeler, Emily Howard, Travis Brown.

Air pockets form in the wake of flow over a weir in a flume.
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Colin Stewart, Emily Howard, Travis Brown, Josh Lester, Preston Wheeler

Laminar flow over a broad-crested weir.
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Injected Art
Anthony Johnson

A dense, dyed saltwater jet falls through fresh water to mix at the bottom.
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Michael Chilton

A liquid laundry detergent was squeezed into a yellow pearlescent ink to create the Saffman-Taylor fingering instability in a Hele-Shaw cell.
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Benjamin Pacheco Jennie Jorgenson, Alexander Ting, Joshua Smith, Nathaniel Amack.

A stream of water conducts laser light due to total internal reflection.
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Alexander Ting

Water impinging in a sink scatters laser light.
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Joshua Smith, Jennie Jorgenson, Alexander Ting, Nathaniel Amack, Benjamin Pacheco.

Projection from laser shining through a droplet of pond water suspended from a hypodermic needle.
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Nick Beato

Stage fog bubbles through water, illuminated by a red laser.
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Jeff Byrne and Aaron Coady

Soap bubbles on a wet hand.
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Joshua Hecht, Mitch Stubbs, Hamed Yazdi, Ernesto Grossman, and Sam Sommers.

A baseball dropped into a container of water creates a turbulent splash, filmed at 400 frames per second.
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Hamed Yazdi, Samuel Sommers, Joshua Hecht, Ernesto Grossman, Mitchell Stubbs

Droplet impact on water, filmed at 1000 frames per second.
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Jennie Jorgenson, Alexander Ting, Joshua Smith, Nathaniel Amack, Benjamin Pacheco.

A clockwise bathtub vortex in the northern hemisphere, seen with food dye.
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