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 (μPIVμPIV) 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|

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|

APS 2016 Participation

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 [...]

January 12th, 2017|Media|

Milton van Dyke Gallery of Fluid Motion Winner 2016

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!

December 7th, 2016|Media|

Water exit dynamics of buoyant spheres: Publication in Physical Review Fluids

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, [...]

November 1st, 2016|Media|

2016 ASEE Rocky Mountain Section Conference

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 [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Media|

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 [...]

July 6th, 2016|Media, Uncategorized|

The upside-down water collection system of Syntrichia caninervis: Publication in Nature Plants

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 [...]

June 6th, 2016|Media|

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 [...]

May 31st, 2016|Media|

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 [...]

April 16th, 2016|Media|