Visualizing layered fluids in a rotating reference frame

Published: December 16, 2015   |   Read time:

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As part of my 4th year fluid dynamics class, we were tasked with delving into a topic of interest, or visualizing some phenomenon. I was interested in the static fluid columns that form in a rotating reference frame, so with the professor’s camera, and some jerry-rigged setup they had in the lab, I got to work.