70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 19, 2017 — November 21, 2017)

P0005: Visual Delights III: Interactive Trailing Vortices

  • Said Shakerin, University of the Pacific
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2017.GFM.P0005

Seven fluids demonstration devices grouped in four entries.*

Goal: create simple fluids-based demonstration devices for classroom engagements and outreach activities. 

Significance:    display beauty and complexity of fluid motion

                           instant set up, self-contained and interactive, no clean up

                           material cost < US$50 (each)

                           accessible to all ages regardless of science backgrounds     

Sources of inspiration: works of Prof. Tony Maxworthy and artist Meisetsu Watanabe

Further info: Shakerin, S., “Low-Cost Fluids Demonstrations…,” The Physics Teacher, to appear in 2018.

Acknowledgement: Funding provided by the Faculty Research Committee of the University of the Pacific.

* continuation of "Photogenic Fluids I-IV" exhibited at the 2014 GFM in San Francisco.

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