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

P0038: Sand Blown by Rotors: A Chihuly Inspired Creation

  • Vrishank Raghav, Auburn University
  • Ryan Long, Auburn University
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2019.GFM.P0038

Inspired by Chihuly's blown glass scuplting and art, we adapt a surface flow visualization technique to artistically visualize the shear stress map arising from a fluid impinging on a surface. By operating drone rotors close to a prepared multi-colored sand surface we are able to visualize the impact of drones flying in proximity to the ground.

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