Tag Archives: Fluids

Reflections on Grad School: Tools and Tricks I wish I knew all along

I've done it! I've gotten my Ph.D.!  Here's a few things I wish I had done from the very beginning. Enjoy Yourself. You're going to take 4-8 years investing in yourself. This is time you've set aside to educate yourself … Continue reading

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Determining Proper hose length for your Kegerator

You can imagine my glee when my good friend Andrew asked me a great fluids problem this weekend: He just built a new beer tap system converted from an old chest freezer.  He wants to have nice head on his … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Making Animations in Matlab

Once you've made a pretty plot in Matlab, making an animation might help you understand temporal phenomena.  Making an animation is super easy in matlab, weither you're working with figures or images.  There are two methods to do this, but the most robust … Continue reading

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Update - JEB cover and Ocean Sciences Meeting

I'm in salt lake this week for the 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting, alongside 4,000 other researchers.  I'm presenting some exciting research findings on friday, and in the mean time I'm learning a lot and trying to network some for future … Continue reading

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Fluid Dynamics: Staffman-Taylor Viscous Fingering

So today i was alone in the lab and not feeling like doing work, so i spent 30 mins building a Hele-Shaw Cell, filled it with Glycerin and injected some food coloring. Luckly i had some visitors come right before … Continue reading

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Theoretical Fluid Mechanics: Venturi Meter

A Venturi Meter is a device that allows flow rates through pipes to be calculated by measuring the difference in pressure created by a contraction in a pipe.  When the flow goes through the contraction it must speed up, and so the … Continue reading

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