Fluid mechanics with wood and string.

Fluid mechanics with wood and string.

Here’s a video featuring artist Reuben Margolin. His work is beautiful and inspiring.  The strings, pulleys, wheels, and beams in his sculptures mimic complex fluid mechanics. His Spiral Wave (at 1:00) shows the vortex from a canoe paddle stroke.  Very good....

Bienvenue à LLRD, Jean-René Thélusmond !

Bienvenue à LLRD, Jean-René Thélusmond !

  Jean-René Thélusmond is a Haitian Fulbright Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Jean-Rene has a BS in Natural Resources and Environment from the State University of Haiti. Jean-Rene has worked as an...

A month’s worth of good news.

A month’s worth of good news.

Time for blog dump, I’ve neglected this place. Because we’ve been overwhelmed with good things! Here you go: Lily spent last week in the Pacific Northwest at RRNW, attending talks and overseeing an Em2 model there. Jean-René Thélusmond, a Fulbright Scholar...

A holiday delta run using our Em4 model.

A holiday delta run using our Em4 model.

We finally had a little time to play with our newly-set up Em4, and did a casual time lapse last week.  I haphazardly changed variables now and then over a two-hour run as we did other work in the lab. The frames are taken every 30 seconds.  I changed flow rate,...

Emriver Em2 user update 1.

Emriver Em2 user update 1.

Regular readers please forgive me;  I’ll be using the blog now and then to help new users of our redesigned Em2 models.  We’ve had a few of the inevitable annoyances that come with sending a redesigned instrument into the wild. Including having shipments...