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

V0064: MSU Students Living Fluid Dynamics

  • Shanon Reckinger, Montana State University
  • Scott Reckinger, Montana State University
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2016.GFM.V0064

This video features MSU engineering students demonstrating the role of fluid dynamics in their lives outside of the classroom.  These are real students doing real fluid dynamics.   This collaborative effort would not be possible without the involvement and help of over 40 students.  Spotting the fluid dynamics in this video has been intentionally left as an exercise of the viewer/listener.  Look for examples of surface tension, drops, lift, drag, turbulent mixing, waves, bubbles, wakes, cavitation, drafting, streamlined bodies, aerosols, Magnus effect, vortex generation, acoustics, and so much more.  Many of these appear in more than one clip and clues can be found in the classroom shots.  Original music is played by MSU ME student, Reef Larwood.  Audio engineering is done by MSU EE student, Duncan Luth.  For the richest experience, listen to the video with headphones on. 

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