Taylor – Couette Flow

Taylor – Couette Flow

2023 Get Wet

A visualization of Taylor-Couette flow within a rotating cylindrical chamber. Apparatus provided by Scott Kittleman, Professional Research Assistant in CU Boulders Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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  • Sam Lippincott
    Dec 7, 2023 15:35

    This is super interesting! I am not entirely sure what I’m looking at but in my book that makes the picture much more interesting! Super well done!

  • Ari Matrajt Frid
    Dec 1, 2023 18:32

    Very interesting way of capturing this phenomenon and a great choice of color! I think the video is very well-edited too

  • Nicole Nageli
    Sep 19, 2023 05:05

    Hi, Jess! As mentioned during the critique, I think the lighting here is great because it highlights the flecks of aluminum in the fluid and shows the spiral-like movement well. Compositionally, it’s also aesthetically pleasing because of the lines, near symmetry, and movement.

  • Cameron Sprenger
    Sep 18, 2023 12:34

    Very cool flow that you were able to create. I think the metal particles that were suspended in the fluid made for great visualization because the shear planes were visible. Impressive experiment.


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