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Big News!

Dr. Truscott was awarded tenure this month! We are so happy for him and glad that we have been able to work with him over the years. We recently tallied up some of the Splash Lab's accomplishments, here are some of the numbers. Published 34 major journal articles Presented at APS DFD 49 times Entered [...]

April 24th, 2017|News|

Droplets on bent fibers

Abstract: Droplets on fibers are part of our everyday lives. Many phenomena involve drops and fibers such as the formation of dew droplets on a spiderweb, the trapping of water droplets on cactus spines or the motion of droplets on wetted moss hairs. These topics have been widely studied. In particular, Lorenceau \textit{et al.} \footnote{Lorenceau [...]

April 6th, 2017|Conference|

Three-dimensional microscopic light field particle image velocimetry: Publication in Experiments in Fluids

In February we published our article "Three-dimensional microscopic light field particle image velocimetry" in Experiments in Fluids. The abstract is below and the full article can be found here. Enjoy! A microscopic particle image velocimetry (μPIV) technique is developed based on light field microscopy and is applied to flow through a microchannel containing a backward-facing step. [...]

April 6th, 2017|Media|

Three-dimensional microscopic light field particle image velocimetry, 2017

Abstract: A microscopic particle image velocimetry (μPIVμPIV) technique is developed based on light field microscopy and is applied to flow through a microchannel containing a backward-facing step. The only hardware difference from a conventional μμPIV setup is the placement of a microlens array at the intermediate image plane of the microscope. The method combines this [...]

April 6th, 2017|2017, Publications|

Adding a New Dimension to a Traditional Conduction Lab

Abstract: We present an integrated experimental and numerical two-dimensional heat conduction exercise to provide analytical and visual validation of basic concepts. The advanced nature of heat transfer leads many instructors to spend a considerable time on numerical techniques. However, due to time limitations, these numerical approaches are often only applied to highly simplified problems within [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Conference|

Error Propagation Dynamics of PIV-based Pressure Field Calculations

Abstract: After more than 20 years of development, PIV has become a standard non-invasive velocity field measurement technique [1], and promises to make PIV-based pressure calculations possible [2]. However, there are always uncertainties in PIV velocity fields, and these uncertainties will eventuality propagate through integration and contaminate the pressure field. Some researchers have noticed this [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Conference|

Advances in Light Field Imaging for Measurement of Fluid Mechanical Systems

Abstract: Modeling of fluid mechanical systems benefits from and often requires high-fidelity three-dimensional data. This need has pushed experimental fluid dynamicists to look to other fields, such as computational imaging, for innovative measurement methods. Light field (LF) imaging is one (broad) method that has found traction in experimental fluids, mostly being used for three-dimensional velocity [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Conference|

Light field measurement of reflective interfaces

Abstract: The geometric reconstruction of a diffuse surface can be accomplished with a simple projector-camera system [1]. However, in the case of specular objects - such as a gas-liquid interface (GLI) - these same methods fail to uniquely define surface location and orientation. Several methods have been demonstrated for recovering specular surface geometry including: using [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Conference|

A remotely operated vehicle scaffolded actibity is increading student and teacher interest in STEM – a reporting on a three-year study funded by the Office of Navel Research

Abstract: A  Remotely  Operated  Vehicle  Scaffolded  Activity  is  Increasing  Student   and  Teacher  Interest  in  STEM  –  a  Reporting  on  a  Three-­‐year  Study   Funded  by  the  Office  of  Naval  Research    For  the  past  three  years  a  university  in  the  western  United  States  has  worked  to  build  a  scaffolded  activity,  using  curriculum  from  STEM [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Conference|

Moss Update

This week our article "The upside-down water collection system of Syntrichia caninervis" was featured as one of Nature Plants most popular articles published in 2016! We are excited to hear this news and are proud of the hard work that was put into this publication. The announcement and other featured articles can be found here.

January 30th, 2017|Media|