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.
At APS 2016 in Portland, Oregon we were happy to submit several talks, posters, and videos. The titles and short abstracts for each one are listed below. We had an amazing time at APS and are very proud of the incredible work our students accomplished last semester. Bird beaks bear the brunt of bashing impact [...]
This year at APS DFD 2016, our video entitled "The Shear Joy of Watching Paint Dry" was awarded the Milton van Dyke award! We are honored to have received this award and are proud of all the hard work our students put into making the video. Watch the video below, enjoy!
We are excited to report the publication of our article "Water exit dynamics of buoyant spheres" in the Physical Review Fluids. The full article can be found here and the abstract is below. Buoyant spheres released below the free surface can rise well above the surface in a phenomenon known as pop-up. Contrary to intuition, [...]
This October Dr. Truscott and PhD student Randy Hurd presented at the ASEE Rocky Mountain Conference in Cedar City, Utah. Their presentation on strengthening students' understanding of fundamental engineering principles won the award for best presentation! The abstract from the paper associated with the presentation can be found here and the abstract is below. We [...]
Error propagation dynamics of PIV-based pressure field calculations: How well does the pressure Poisson solver perform inherently?: Publication in Measurement Science and Technology
We are pleased to announce the publication of a paper in Measurement Science and Technology entitled "Error propagation dynamics of PIV-based pressure field calculations: How well does the pressure Poisson solver perform inherently?" In the article we use mathematics to explain why and how the Poisson equation increases errors from PIV data. The abstract is below and the [...]
In June 2016 we had a paper published in Nature Plants entitled "The upside-down water collection system of Syntrichia caninervis." This paper focuses on the this desert moss collects water from the air using specially shaped a hair (awn) at the end of each leaf to collect water from dew, fog, or humid atmospheres. Our [...]
Crown sealing and buckling instability during water entry of spheres: Publication in Journal of Fluid Mechanics
We are pleased to announce the publications of our article "Crown sealing and buckling instability during water entry of spheres" in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics in May 2016. The abstract is below and the full article can be found here. Abstract: We present new observations from an experimental investigation of the classical problem of [...]
The effect of ambient pressure on ejecta sheets from free-surface ablation: Publication in Experiments in Fluids
In May of 2016 we had an article published in Experiments in Fluids entitled "The effect of ambient pressure on ejecta sheets from free-surface ablation." The full article can be found here, and the abstract is below. Abstract: We present observations from an experimental study of the ablation of a free liquid surface promoted by a [...]
This week the 3rd annual Utah Underwater Robotics competition at the Lehi Legacy center. Over 175 teams of middle and elementary school-age students participated. ROV kits were given to the students at the start of the year and they used their knowledge to build small remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs). The year-long program and competition was a great [...]