Stable-streamlined and helical cavities following the impact of Leidenfrost spheres: Publication in Journal of Fluid Mechanics

In November, our collaborators and we published the article “Stable-streamlined and helical cavities following the impact of Leidenfrost spheres” in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. The abstract is below and the full article can be found here. Enjoy! We report results from an experimental study on the formation of stable–streamlined and helical cavity wakes following the free-surface [...]

July 19th, 2020|2017, Media, News|

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|

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|

Eggs Spinning in Milk: Publication in Physics of Fluids

We are proud to announce that our work on spinning spheres in a shallow bath has now been published and featured on the cover of Physics of Fluids!  When a hard-boiled egg spins through a pool of milk on the kitchen counter, the milk rises up the sides of the egg and droplets are ejected. This [...]

April 9th, 2015|News, Research|

67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics – Splash Lab Entries

We are happy to announce that we were selected as winners of the 2014 gallery of fluid motion. The contest hosts approx. 150 entries with 12 winners, which were really fun to see this year. The winning poster and video are below.  Matryoshka Cavity  - Milton van Dyke Award Winner Buckling instability of crown sealing- Video [...]

December 3rd, 2014|News|

Congratulations BYU Class of 2014!

Splash Lab made a short video of commencement at BYU to congratulate the class of 2014. Enjoy!  

April 28th, 2014|News|

Second Annual Utah Underwater Robotics Competition

This week Splash Lab ran the 2nd annual Utah Underwater Robotics competition at the Lehi Legacy center.  The only ROV competition in the state of Utah.  Over 450 middle and elementary school-age students participated. Throughout the year dozens of volunteers traveled to these various schools to teach the students about physics and engineering. These students [...]

March 21st, 2014|News|