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



Jake Anderegg

Soap on milk causes surface-tension driven flow, visualized with food dye.
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Nicholas Cote

Soap and food dye on milk creates a surface tension driven flow.
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Ernesto Grossman

Surface-tension driven flow in dyed milk is enhanced by spinning and dragging the Q-tip with soap through the milk.
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Mitchell Stubbs, Sam Sommers, Joshua Hecht

Soap and food dye on milk creates a surface tension driven flow.
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Sam Sommers, Joshua Hecht, Mitch Stubbs

Soap and food dye on milk creates a surface tension driven flow.
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Alexander Ting

Soap on milk creates a surface-tension driven flow, visualized by dye.
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Amanda Childress, Andrew Tycksen, Ankit Sharma, Jacob Wright, Qian Li.

Chilled whole milk makes stars when the classic surface tension driven experiment is performed with dye and soap.
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Joshua Hecht, Mitch Stubbs, Sam Sommers

Dye was put in milk, then rotated 1/4 turn, then a bit of soap was added to drive the flow outward.
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Hamed Yazdi

Surface tension on a hydrophobic penny surface can hold up to two pennies' height in water.
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Jeremy Baugh

Stage fog drifts across a view into a projection showing a wind-driven sculpture.
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Qian Li

A bubble forming cycle in heterogeneous boiling of water, filmed at 500 fps.
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Nathan Amack

Boiling water results in a variety of bubble sizes and motions.
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Michael Chilton

Boiling water breaks through a thick olive oil layer in distinct areas. Color shifted.
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Fury
Nick Beato

Oil and vinegar don't mix, even close-up.
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Sreyas Krishnan

Boiling milk builds a foam due to protein and fat reinforcing bubbles.
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Jeff Byrne, Anthony Johnson, Aaron Coady and Alyssa Berg

Saffman-Taylor viscous fingering is seen as the top sheet is lifted off a Hele Shaw cell, pulling air into dyed corn syrup.
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Alyssa Berg, Anthony Johnson, Jeff Byrne, and Aaron Coady

Saffman-Taylor viscous fingering is seen as the top sheet is lifted off a Hele Shaw cell, pulling air into dyed corn syrup.
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Anthony Johnson, Aaron Coady, Jeff Byrne and Alyssa Berg

Dense highlighter ink displaces higher viscosity corn syrup and laundry detergent, resulting in viscous fingering, Shown color reversed.
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Aaron Coady, Jeff Byrne, Anthony Johnson and Alyssa Berg

Maple syrup, topped by dilute laundry detergent, topped in turn by dilute highlighter in shows spreading viscous layers, illustrating the Marangoni effect.
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Gregory Lundeen

Oobleck, a 2:1 mix of cornstarch and water, forms amorphous shapes when vibrated at 70 hz due to its shear-thickening behavior.
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Colin Stewart, Josh Lester, Emily Howard, Travis Brown, Preston Wheeler

A rough surface, plus potassium benzoate and aspartame within Mentos reduce the amount of energy required for the bubbles to form making it easier for CO2 bubbles to form in Coke.
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Emily Howard, Travis Brown, Josh Lester, Colin Stewart, Preston Wheeler

Three Mentos in Diet Coke causes rapid release of carbon dioxide, driving the foam fountain.
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Preston Wheeler, Colin Stewart, Josh Lester, Emily Howard, Travis Brown

A streak photo allows estimation of the droplet and jet speed to be 3 m/s, resulting in a Reynolds number of 20,000.
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Josh Lester, Emily Howard, Travis Brown, Colin Stewart, Preston Wheeler

A relatively slow exposure of 1/8 second creates a streak photo of a Mentos/Coke fountain.
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Nick Shearon

A laminar flow of chocolate milk impacting the side of a glass.
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Sacred Heart
Doug Schwichtenberg, Ryan Kelly, Andrew Fish, Nicholas Travers, George Seese

Propane passed through soapy water creates combustible bubbles.
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George Seese, Doug Schwichtenberg, Ryan Kelly, Andrew Fish

A burning vortex ring is formed as copper sulfate and rubbing alcohol is ignited.
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Ryan Kelly, Andrew Fish, Doug Schwichtenberg, Nicholas Travers, George Seese

Copper(II) sulfate pentahydrate and rubbing alcohol produce a range of colors as they combust.
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Andrew Fish, Doug Schwichtenberg, Ryan Kelly, Nicholas Travers, George Seese

Flaming P-Tex polyethelyne burns as it drips.
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Ankit Sharma

Growing icicles release tiny amounts of heat into the air, which then rises, slowing growth at the top. Water on the surface of an icicle flows down, visualized here with dye.
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Brayden Hass, Jakob Anderegg, Peter Davis, Kerylyn Lay, David Oakley.

On a dry day, a little water added to boiling liquid nitrigen in a dish dramatically increased fog production
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Kerylyn Lay, Peter Davis, Jakob Anderegg, David Oakley, and Brayden Hass.

Cold heavy bubbles containing water fog are formed when gas evaporated from liquid nitrogen passes through a soap solution.
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David Oakley, Kerylyn Lay, Peter Davis, Jakob Anderegg, and Brayden Hass.

Cold heavy bubbles containing water fog are formed when gas evaporated from liquid nitrogen passes through a soap solution.
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Peter Davis, Jakob Anderegg, Kerylyn Lay, David Oakley, and Brayden Hass.

Cold heavy bubbles containing water fog are formed when gas evaporated from liquid nitrogen passes through a soap solution.
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Hayley Schneider and team, supervised by Prof. Y.C. Lee.

A condensing refrigerant flows through a Joule-Thompson valve in a microcooler device, filmed through a microscope at 800 fps.
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Jennie Jorgenson, Joshua Smith, Nathaniel Amack, Benjamin Pacheco

A photomicrograph of a bent-core liquid crystal in the disordered crystalline phase.
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Benjamin Pacheco, Jennie Jorgenson, Joshua Smith, Nathaniel Amack,

A photomicrograph of a synthetic thermotropic liquid crystal in the smectic A phase, under applied voltage bias and polarized light. The dark areas show a different crystal orientation from the bright areas.
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Joshua Smith, Benjamin Pacheco, Jennie Jorgenson, Nathaniel Amack,

A photomicrograph of a bent-core liquid crystal in transition between smectic and columnar phases. Black areas have a different orientation.
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Guy Casavan, Alyssa Berg, Aaron Coady, Nick Cote, and Sreyas Krishnan

Sand on a shaker table forms itself into piles stratified by particle size due to intergranular friction.
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Nicholas Travers, Scotty Hamilton

Three-dimensional structure is seen in vortexes shed in the wake of a cylinder in a flume, mirrored to produce symmetry.
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Scotty Hamilton, Nicholas Travers

Three-dimensional structure is seen in vortexes shed in the wake of a cylinder in a flume, color reversed.
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Travis Brown, Emily Howard, Josh Lester, Colin Stewart, Preston Wheeler

An air pocket is trapped as water flows over an obstacle in a flume, shown color-reversed.
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Jacob Wright and Andrew Tycksen

A paintball impacting a wall, filmed at 6000 fps.
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Andrew Tycksen and Jacob Wright

A paintball impacting a wall, filmed at 6000 fps.
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