69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 20, 2016 — November 22, 2016)

P0008: Tightrope Walkair

  • Helene de Maleprade, Ecole polytechnique - ESPCI
  • Matthias Pautard, Ecole polytechnique - ESPCI
  • Christophe Clanet, Ecole polytechnique - ESPCI
  • David Quere, Ecole polytechnique - ESPCI
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2016.GFM.P0008

An aerophilic fibre immersed in water can capture a rising air bubble and guide it to the surface. We experimentally observe a terminal velocity, resulting from the balance of buoyancy with a skin friction.

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