72th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 23, 2019 — November 26, 2019)

V0026: Jack-in-the-bottle: How fluids jump out of a globe

  • Elio Challita, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Urvaksh Irani, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Soham Sinha, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Saad Bhamla, Georgia Institute of Technology
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2019.GFM.V0026

While filling a water globe at home, we observed a puzzling phenomenon of water periodically jumping out of the globe. Driven by curiosity, we built an experimental setup to study this 'Biphasic Helmholtz Instability' and developed a simple theoretical model to support our findings. Understanding how to control this instability may lead to efficient filling of bottles and other single-opening containers.

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