Tag Archives: Fluid Dynamics

Strong Currents Don’t Faze Salt Marsh Coastal Defences

A model captures the influence of plant flexibility, leaves, and current on
wave dissipation by a meadow of marsh plants. Continue reading

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Cubes Keep Their Distance

Cubes suspended in a liquid are less likely than spheres to form clusters and fall out of solution. Read more in APS Physics…

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Loopy Pipe Network Converts AC to DC

A simple network of pipes based on the structures of a bird’s lung transforms back-and-forth flow into one-way flow. Continue reading

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A Vortex in an Egg Cell

During a fruit-fly egg cell’s early development, its internal fluid begins to swirl in a vortex—a transition caused by the coordinated behavior of elastic filaments in the cell. Continue reading

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Mechanically stressed phytoplankton light up

The bioluminescent intensity depends on the rate and amplitude of the micro – organism’s deformation.  Continue reading

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Finding Flow in Granular Media

A new model can predict how packed particles move through both 2D and 3D channels. Continue reading

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Mechanically stressed phytoplankton light up

The intensity of bioluminescence depends on the rate and amplitude of the microorganism’s deformation.  Continue reading

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New Model Predicts Sudden Rogue Waves

Unified theory describes formation of huge, mysterious waves. Continue reading

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The forces that burst bubbles

The energy balance between shell, liquid, and impact velocity determines when an elastic capsule will deform and break.  Continue reading

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Tracking Forces with Sound

Acoustic emission from a ruptured liquid film reveals the forces that drive the liquid’s flow. Continue reading

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