Tag Archives: Fluid Dynamics

Schrödinger Win for Extreme Waves

Researchers create the most realistic rogue waves to date, showing dynamics that follow those expected for extreme waves in more idealized systems. Continue reading

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Wind Farms Perform Under Pressure

Simulations show that negative wind shear can reduce the power output of wind farms. Continue reading

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Water Droplets Shape-Shift on the ISS

Experiments in zero gravity show how a static droplet oscillates on a vibrating hydrophobic surface. Continue reading

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Star No More

New forecasting approaches could help users of ground-based telescopes predict when the atmosphere will most blur incoming light, allowing them to better remove the effect. Continue reading

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Defects Control Silica’s Viscosity

The quirky temperature dependence of liquid silica’s viscosity comes from the liquid equivalent of crystal defects, according to new simulations. Continue reading

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Pore Collapse Leads to Universal Banded Patterns

A model attributes the propagating bands that appear in a compressed porous medium to structural changes alone. Continue reading

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Fluid Dynamics of Clouds

In a series of invited papers, researchers discuss new tools for reducing uncertainties in climate models associated with cloud formation and
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Unusual Flow

A transparent rock experiment shows how stretchy molecules kick up eddies. Continue reading

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Predicting the Shape of Pointy-Rock Forests

The shape and curvature evolution of dissolving rocks can be predicted using a new theory. Continue reading

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Laser Breaks Liquid into Uniform Droplets

A laser beam hitting a column of liquid controls the droplet pinch-off at the bottom of the stream. Continue reading

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