Best of Web: Bouncing Water Jet

Here we see silicone oil springing on top of a horizontally moving pool of more silicone oil. The laminar flow hits the surface of the pool and the surface tension springs the fluid upward again. This beautifully shows sinusoidal like flow dampened by gravity until it joins with the larger pool. I think this image shows beautifully that there is art in science. This image is beautiful just in it’s simplicity and use of gray scale lighting. This image also shows the base laws that govern fluid dynamics manipulated in such a complex yet simple way.

Image: Matthew Thrasher/University of Texas at Austin
https://www.wired.com/2011/06/weird-world-of-fluids/

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  • Kensue Kiatoukaysy
    Sep 18, 2019 12:14

    Third Place- This really shows fluids taking forms of solids as you can distinguish how the fluid “bounces”

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  • Evan Blake
    Sep 18, 2019 10:46

    Second Place. I’ve never seen a photo like this before… very cool!

    Reply
  • Nebiyu Tadesse
    Sep 18, 2019 00:10

    “Second Prize”, the mathematical beauty this picture holds is quite impressive.

    Reply
  • Brian Gomez
    Sep 18, 2019 00:08

    First place. I like the simplicity of the photo while it manages to capture very interesting fluid physics. The smoothness of both the stream and surface of the oil is aesthetically pleasing.

    Reply
  • Lucas Garcia
    Sep 17, 2019 17:40

    3rd Place. I love how clear and smooth the laminar flow of the water jumping is.

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  • Blake Chin
    Sep 17, 2019 17:18

    Third place. I’m impressed by how smooth the splash zone is and doesn’t have any residual water bouncing off from the flow.

    Reply
  • Matthew Knickerbocker
    Sep 16, 2019 15:00

    First Prize. I like this photo because it is beautiful yet still very simple. It’s a great depiction of a very interesting flow phenomenon while still maintaining lots of aesthetic.

    Reply
  • Sophie Adams
    Sep 16, 2019 12:03

    This is my second-place vote for Best of Web! This is such a cool interaction between the same liquid. I never would’ve known this happened without this image, and it makes me want to experiment with silicone oil myself.

    Reply
  • Peter Armstrong
    Sep 16, 2019 11:06

    “First Prize” I find this image really interesting, I never could have imagined that fluids could do this, plus it’s captured in a really beautiful way.

    Reply

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Best of Web: Bouncing Water Jet

Here we see silicone oil springing on top of a horizontally moving pool of more silicone oil. The laminar flow hits the surface of the pool and the surface tension springs the fluid upward again. This beautifully shows sinusoidal like flow dampened by gravity until it joins with the larger pool. I think this image shows beautifully that there is art in science. This image is beautiful just in it’s simplicity and use of gray scale lighting. This image also shows the base laws that govern fluid dynamics manipulated in such a complex yet simple way.

Image: Matthew Thrasher/University of Texas at Austin
https://www.wired.com/2011/06/weird-world-of-fluids/

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Best of Web // Abby Rinerson
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Best of Web // Jamie Frankel

9 Comments. Leave new

  • Kensue Kiatoukaysy
    Sep 18, 2019 12:14

    Third Place- This really shows fluids taking forms of solids as you can distinguish how the fluid “bounces”

    Reply
  • Evan Blake
    Sep 18, 2019 10:46

    Second Place. I’ve never seen a photo like this before… very cool!

    Reply
  • Nebiyu Tadesse
    Sep 18, 2019 00:10

    “Second Prize”, the mathematical beauty this picture holds is quite impressive.

    Reply
  • Brian Gomez
    Sep 18, 2019 00:08

    First place. I like the simplicity of the photo while it manages to capture very interesting fluid physics. The smoothness of both the stream and surface of the oil is aesthetically pleasing.

    Reply
  • Lucas Garcia
    Sep 17, 2019 17:40

    3rd Place. I love how clear and smooth the laminar flow of the water jumping is.

    Reply
  • Blake Chin
    Sep 17, 2019 17:18

    Third place. I’m impressed by how smooth the splash zone is and doesn’t have any residual water bouncing off from the flow.

    Reply
  • Matthew Knickerbocker
    Sep 16, 2019 15:00

    First Prize. I like this photo because it is beautiful yet still very simple. It’s a great depiction of a very interesting flow phenomenon while still maintaining lots of aesthetic.

    Reply
  • Sophie Adams
    Sep 16, 2019 12:03

    This is my second-place vote for Best of Web! This is such a cool interaction between the same liquid. I never would’ve known this happened without this image, and it makes me want to experiment with silicone oil myself.

    Reply
  • Peter Armstrong
    Sep 16, 2019 11:06

    “First Prize” I find this image really interesting, I never could have imagined that fluids could do this, plus it’s captured in a really beautiful way.

    Reply

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