1. Oobleck (cornstarch and water) is excited in a subwoofer at 22 to 30 Hz. The shear-thickening behavior of oobleck makes it move and dance. By Jiffer Harriman (jifferharriman.com). This was created for a course on Flow Visualization at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Get Wet Assignment, 2013. For more information, visit colorado.edu/MCEN/flowvis/

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  2. When a water balloon is popped by a pellet gun, the contracting rubber skin and pressure drop disturbs the surface. The water seems to float momentarily before falling. Filmed at up to 1000 fps by a Casio EX-ZR100. By Blake Buchannan, Kelsey Spurr, Austin Nossokoff. This was created for a course on Flow Visualization at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Get Wet Assignment, 2013. For more information, visit colorado.edu/MCEN/flowvis/

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  3. Granular flow is excited by the vibrating base of a three foot diameter sand basin. The 'Tectonic Basin' experiment is housed in the ITLL. By Andrew Locke. This was created for a course on Flow Visualization at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Get Wet Assignment, 2013. For more information, visit colorado.edu/MCEN/flowvis/

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  4. When Guinness Draught Stout is poured into a glass with sloping sides, the bubbles formed by nitrogen and CO2 coming out of solution rush upward in the middle of the glass, and the liquid recircualtes downward near the walls, carrying small bubbles along. By Alex Meyer. This was created for a course on Flow Visualization at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Get Wet Assignment, 2013. For more information, visit colorado.edu/MCEN/flowvis/

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  5. Foam on South Boulder Creek swirls into a pocket along the bank. By Douglas Schwichtenberg. This was created for a course on Flow Visualization at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Team Third Assignment, 2012. For more information, visit colorado.edu/MCEN/flowvis/
     

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Flow Visualization @CU Student Work

These videos are produced by students of Flow Visualization, a course at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Please visit colorado.edu/MCEN/flowvis/ for lots of images and more information.
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These videos are produced by students of Flow Visualization, a course at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Please visit colorado.edu/MCEN/flowvis/ for lots of images and more information.
Flow visualization is the process of making the physics of fluid flows (gases, liquids) visible. In this course, we explore a range of techniques for creating images of fluid flows. Our work is motivated not just by the utility and importance of fluid flows, but also by their inherent beauty. The Flow Visualization course is designed for mixed teams of engineering and fine arts photography and video students at the University of Colorado, but anybody who has paid attention to the patterns while stirring milk into coffee or stared at the curl of a rising tendril of smoke has participated in flow visualization, and will understand the purpose of this course.

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