Abstract

A dense suspension of aluminum flakes in a fluid has many advantages as a flow-visualization method, and has been used to study circular Couette flow and Benard instability, among others. In the present contribution the scientific and pedagogical merits of the technique are examined further for three different cases: (a) Stability of Poiseuille flow; (b) Stability of the side-wall boundary layers created when a fluid-filLed, rotating container is suddenly brought to rest; (b) Stability of the boundary layer beneath a concentrated vortex.

The technique is also useful in other cases, especially when fundamentals of fluid flow are to be demonstrated in the classroom. Several of these further possibilities are briefly discussed.

Meeting Name

Symposium on Turbulence Measurements in Liquids (1969: Sep., Rolla, MO)

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Presentation Type

Contributed Paper

Session

Light Transmission Techniques

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1972 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

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