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Color dance – Visualizing Flow

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Color dance – Visualizing Flow

Our colleague Pete Stevens introduced Rob Blackstock to us. Rob is a former MIT professor with a background in fluid dynamics. He showed us how to visualize any type of fluid flow in a dramatic way. He is using a special tracer fluid that works with polarized light (the effect is called streaming birefringence).

Since not many of us were here during Rob’s visit, I got him to do a short show and tell and video taped it.  Rob is interested in working with us, his web page:

Enjoy & many thanks to Pete for bringing him in!

Flow Viz Video