71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 18, 2018 — November 20, 2018)

V0020: The Shape of Splashes; How Diver Geometry Affects Splash Evolution

Authors
  • Zeyad Sakr, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Lionel Vincent, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Eva Kanso, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Originally inspired by diving birds, a multitude of diving objects were designed and fabricated to explore their splashing profiles on water entry. Each wedge design produces a unique splashing profile that was examined and recorded with a high-speed camera using 2400 frames per second. A particularly interesting case is a double-cusped Arabesque splash profile that is further explored in the video.

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