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Three-dimensional synthetic aperture particle imaging velocimetry, 2010

Abstract: We present a new method for resolving three-dimensional (3D) fluid velocity fields using a technique called synthetic aperture particle image velocimetry (SAPIV). By fusing methods from the imaging community pertaining to light field imaging with concepts that drive experimental fluid mechanics, SAPIV overcomes many of the inherent challenges of 3D particle image velocimetry [...]

October 7th, 2015|2010, Publications|

Oil droplet in alcohol, 2010

Abstract: Not available. Citation and Link: La Foy, R.R., Belden, J., Truscott, T.T., Shih, A.M. & Techet, A.H., Oil droplet in alcohol, Physics of Fluids, 22, 032102, DOI: 10.1063/1.3483217, September 2010.

October 7th, 2015|2010, Publications|

The water entry of decelerating spheres, 2010

Abstract: We present the results of a combined experimental and theoretical investigation of the vertical impact of low-density spheres on a watersurface. Particular attention is given to characterizing the sphere dynamics and the influence of its deceleration on the shape of the resulting air cavity. A theoretical model is developed which yields [...]

October 7th, 2015|2010, Publications|

A spin on cavity formation during water entry of hydrophobic and hydrophilic spheres, 2009

Abstract: Surface coating and impact velocity can dramatically affect cavity formation during water entry of spheres. Duez et al. [Nat. Phys.3, 180 (2007)] present a theoretical limit, dependent on impact velocity and surfacestaticwetting angle, below which air cavities no longer form. We show that transverse spin alters the spheres surface velocity distribution to straddle [...]

October 7th, 2015|2009, Publications|

Water-entry of spinning spheres, 2009

Abstract: The complex hydrodynamics of water entry by a spinning sphere are investigated experimentally for low Froude numbers. Standard billiard balls are shot down at the free surface with controlled spin around one horizontal axis. High-speed digital video sequences reveal unique hydrodynamic phenomena which vary with spin rate and impact velocity. As [...]

October 7th, 2015|2009, Publications|

The water-entry cavity formed by low Bond number impacts, 2008

Abstract: Not Available Citation and Link: Aristoff, J.M., Truscott, T.T., Techet, A.H. & Bush, J.W.M., The Water-entry cavity formed by low bond number impacts. Physics of Fluids 20, 091111, DOI:10.1063/1.2973662, September 2008.

October 7th, 2015|2008, Publications|

Cavity formation in the wake of a spinning sphere impacting the free surface, 2006

Abstract: Not Available Citation and Link: Truscott, T.T. & Techet, A.H., Cavity formation in the wake of a spinning sphere impacting the free surface. Physics of Fluids 18, 091113, DOI: 10.1063/1.2335903, September 2006. 

October 7th, 2015|2006, Publications|

Stereo Imaging Workshop

At this years FloCon (Utah Fluids Conference) I put together a short workshop on stereo imaging and 3d imaging from structured light. Most of these tools are readily available on the web and Matlab even has dedicated libraries in the 2015 Computer Vision System Toolbox! I am putting a few of the resources from that workshop [...]

August 4th, 2015|Internal|

2015 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

We are excited to announce that Dr. Truscott is a 2015 Office of Naval Research Recipient! The award is linked the work entitled Natural swarms and crowds: Observation and Modeling.  This grant allows the Splash Lab to do utilize our 3D imaging techniques to unravel behaviors of swarms and swarming behavior of animals and humans. We [...]

May 8th, 2015|News, Research|

Goodbye BYU, Hello Utah State University

  I hope those of you reading this have had a chance to experience the BYU Splash Lab during its short tenure, whether in person or through one of our videos. Though I must take credit for its inception, I cannot take full credit for the inspiring images, scientific publications and successful graduates [...]

May 5th, 2015|News|