Fluids in Motion – selected videos

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Fluid dynamics keep astonishing scientists. Every video or animation of a fluid dynamics experiment brings new information and provides stunning displays.

Here are a few video from the APS Fluid Motion gallery.

Starfish larvae generate vortices when swimming which it utilizes to capture and eat algae.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2016.GFM.V0055

A cavity bubble collapses producing shock waves and a luminescence of 8000 degrees Kelvin.

Another video showing the generation of jets

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2016.GFM.V0075

A fluidic oscillator shows a pattern of alternating (separation) bubbles resulting in a sweeping get.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2015.GFM.V0015

You can also find a selected collection of gifs at Physics Buzz.

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