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The goal of this activity was to develop an interactive flow visualization cell to demonstrate dynamic interaction between two fluids, olive oil and air, each occupying one half of the cell. The goal was met and a museum quality unit was created as shown in Figure 1 (download document to view). Thanks to Dean Brigid Welch’s support, the unit is installed at the University Library next to the Information Commons for the campus community to enjoy the inherent beauty and appreciate complexity of fluid flow.

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University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, William Knox Holt Memorial Library


Arts and Humanities | Engineering | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Bubbles, Drops, and Streams: A Flow Visualization Cell



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