Sunday, July 31, 2005

Fluid Mechanics & Art

Splash of a drop of milkI have a fascination for fluid mechanics. For my video art projects, I've been filming phenomena that could be said to illustrate fluid mechanics, such as water splashes, water waves forming interference patterns, turbulent mixtures of liquids with different colors (milk, fluorescent inks, tempera) and different refraction factors (water, cooking oil, ethanol, dichloromethane), vortices of water and smoke, etc.

Cigarette positively bouyant jetI've been also searching the web for similar ideas, and I found the Gallery Of Fluid Mechanics. Also, several videos and pictures are available from T. T. Lim's page, including the video of two water vortex rings colliding. And the University of Colorado has a course in Flow Visualization (Physics & Art of Fluid Flow); take a look at the amazing class galleries.


Blogger sooz said...

this is a wallpaper i made and i dedicate it to you.


7/31/2005 1:28 PM  
Blogger tomas said...

It's beautiful! Thanks! Now it is my wallpaper :)

7/31/2005 3:52 PM  
Blogger sooz said...


7/31/2005 4:03 PM  
Blogger Andres said...

Do not forget that traffic can also be seen as a fluid subject to stuff you show in your post...

8/22/2005 7:24 PM  
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8/23/2005 1:54 PM  
Blogger tomas said...

Wow! I had no idea this happened, I didn't hear of it in the news. I'll share the video today in eMule

8/23/2005 4:50 PM  
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8/26/2005 11:29 AM  
Blogger isabel said...

where have you gone, Tomas?

8/29/2005 7:01 PM  

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