Abstract: This study investigates the impact dynamics of hollow elastic spheres partially filled with fluid. Unlike an empty sphere, the internal fluid mitigates some of the rebound through an impulse driven exchange of energy wherein the fluid forms a jet inside the sphere. Surprisingly, this occurs on the second rebound or when [...]
Abstract: Not available. Citation and Link: Truscott, T.T., Wright, M.M., Langley, K.R., & Belden. J., “Holy balls! Balls that walk on water.” Physics of Fluids, 24, 091103; DOI: 10.1063/1.4746071, September 2012.
Abstract We present a study of the forces during free-surface water entry of spheres of varying masses, diameters, and surface treatments. Previous studies have shown that the formation of a subsurface air cavity by a falling sphere is conditional upon impact speed and surface treatment. This study focuses on the forces experienced [...]
Three-dimensional bubble field resolution using synthetic aperture imaging: application to a plunging jet, 2012
Abstract: A methodology for resolving three-dimensional (3D) bubble fields using 3D synthetic aperture imaging (SA imaging) is developed and applied to the bubbly flows induced by a turbulent circular plunging jet. 3D SA imaging involves capturing entirely in-focus images in an array of cameras with multiple viewpoints, then reprojecting the images into [...]