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News from the 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 22-Nov-2016
 

This is a round up of news releases from the 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics


November 20-22, 2016, Portland, Oregon



Sparkling Firework Droplets

In Japan, many adults hold fond childhood memories of fireworks as a symbol of the summer season. Senko-hanabi, which translates to “sparkling fireworks,” emit a small fireball with streaks of light akin to pine needle structures. As one of the m...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Direct cascade of droplet fragmentation in sparkling fireworks; The 69th Meeting of The American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 09:00 ET


Molasses Creates a Sticky Situation

Fluid dynamics met history for a team of researchers who studied the Boston Molasses Flood, a disaster that claimed 21 lives, injured 150 and flattened buildings in the Commercial Street area of Boston in 1919. During the 69th APS Division of Fluid D...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

In a sea of sticky molasses: The physics of the Boston Molasses Flood; The 69th Meeting of The American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 09:00 ET


Investigating Blood Back Spatter

The popularity of forensics and crime scene investigation fueled by a glut of television programs has familiarized many of us with the basics of forensic medicine. However, not much is, in fact, understood about blood back spatter. A team of research...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Predictions and Measurements of Blood Backspatter from a Gunshot in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis; The 69th Meeting of The American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 09:00 ET


Understanding the Mechanics of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a topic that creates discussion and at times even controversy. However, some basic questions about its biology still remain. For instance, does successful infant feeding depend on the mechanics of the breast and, conversely, does bre...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

On the need for a biomimetic breast device; The 69th Meeting of The American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 09:00 ET


Paddle or Rake to Improve Your Swimming Stroke?

Note to elite swimmers: Are you looking for a competitive edge in the hydrodynamics of your front crawl?...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

The 69th Meeting of The American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics; More efficient swimming by spreading your fingers

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 09:00 ET


Archimedes' Law of Buoyancy Turned Upside Down

A team at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, exploring how air bubbles rise within a complex fluid, like those found while processing wet concrete, wondered if they could actually get them to sink instead by shaking the mixture in the ...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Sinking Bubbles; The 69th Meeting of The American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 09:00 ET


Cat Tongues Are Even 'Handier' Than You Imagined

Have you ever taken a good look at a cat’s tongue? If so, you may have noticed the tiny, sharp “spines” on its surface....

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Cat tongue Velcro; The 69th Meeting of The American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 09:00 ET


Instrumented Drone Measurements Help Wind Farmers Site Turbines to Achieve Greater Efficiency

Wind energy is a key part of the global energy future, expanding rapidly throughout the world in onshore and offshore settings. But to be sustainable, large scale, multi-megawatt (multi-MW) wind farming’s economic efficiencies need to be maximized ...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Drone Based Experimental Investigation of Wind Turbine Wake Evolution; The 69th Meeting of The American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 09:00 ET

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