Team Second – Michael Becerra

Team Second – Michael Becerra

This image depicts a 2D cross section of turbulent flow created by shining a green laser into a glass cylinder to create a vertical plane. A fog machine was then used to blow thick fog into a black backdrop (To the right of this image) that is perpendicular to the vertical plane. This caused the fog to rise into this plane which created the turbulent effect captured as it travels to the left. This image also displays many vortices and chaotic behavior which are some of the most common characteristics of turbulence. The laser also highlights the density of the fog as the brighter regions are created by more light reflecting off fog particles.

Video Showcasing the Fog Flowing

The setup is show below with the fog machine behind my teammate Bradley Schumacher:

Credits: Bradley Schumacher and Qisheng Lei for setup

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4 Comments. Leave new

  • Cameron Sprenger
    Dec 14, 2023 11:33

    Fantastic vorticity in your image! It looks like a professional picture you would find in a fluid mechanics text book or album cover.

  • Riley Menke
    Dec 7, 2023 21:37

    WOAH, there are so many interesting points in this photo. I think the composition of the photo captures all of it in a very clean way .

  • Sierra Greeley
    Nov 28, 2023 20:46

    Hello Michael,
    I like the angle that you decided to take this image from. I think the image could use a little bit more focus but overall it is very visually striking.

  • Tandralee Chetia
    Nov 6, 2023 11:15

    I love how well this image represents the vortex flows you observe in turbulent flows. Very good visualisation technique.


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