Splash Lab Featured in the News

Over the past month the Splash Lab has been featured in the Salt Lake Tribune and The Daily Universe! The Daily Universe article pretty much sums up what we do here at the Splash Lab. The Salt Lake Tribune article highlights a few of the things going on in our lab and tells a little about [...]

September 30th, 2012|Media|

Balls that walk on water: Publication in Physics of Fluids

We are happy to announce that we were published today in Physics of Fluids highlighting our video entitled "Holy balls! Balls that walk on water."  We won last years Milton Van Dyke award at the annual American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics Gallery of Fluid Motion and were invited to publish a short article [...]

September 18th, 2012|Media|

3D bubble field measurements: Publication in Experiments in Fluids

Today we were published in Experiments in Fluids.  Our article entitled "Three Dimensional Bubble Field Resolution Using Synthetic Aperture Imaging: Application to a Plunging Jet" outlines a method for measuring bubble fields in three dimensions.  We are grateful to the reviewers for a positive review and the funding agencies that made this work possible.  The [...]

September 18th, 2012|Media|

Flapping Flight

As a moth flaps its wings, a vortex is generated on the leading edge of the wing. The flapping motion allows the vortex to remain attached and provide a lifting force. It is thought that the lifting force from the vortex is what allows moths and other animals with flapping wings to fly and hover. [...]

September 17th, 2012|Research|

Eggs in Milk

A hard-boiled egg spinning on a countertop and passing through a puddle of milk draws milk up the side of the egg and then ejects it at the maximum radius.  This same phenomenon occurs for any partially submerged spinning object whose radius increases upward from the fluid surface (e.g., [...]

September 17th, 2012|PastProjects|