Class Details
Fall 2020: Lecture MWF 12:40-1:30 on Zoom only. The hybrid technology just wasn’t working. Zoom link is in Slack and on Canvas.
Class is cross listed. Everybody will work together, and what each person brings to the table will be valued. My expectations will be tailored for students’ different backgrounds, but this is really a fail-safe course. What you get out of it depends on what you put in. See Is Flow Vis Right For You? for more info.

Prof. Jean Hertzberg

p: 303.492.5092
Professor website: Personal professional photography site:

Mail: 427 UCB
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
U. of Colorado – Boulder, 80309

Office: ECME 220
Office hours: email me for an appointment. Late afternoons and early evenings are best.

TA: Behruz Rashidov ( He can help you with WordPress, Canvas, photography/video and administrative stuff.

Canvas website, for submission of archival work

Lecture Notes 2020 Fall

Zoom recordings of the lectures from the semester are available; contact me for access.

01 Intro and Syllabus: PDF

02 Initial Assignments and start Overview: PDF

03 Overview: Common FV techniques: seeded boundary and refractive index: PDF

04. Overview 2/Photog 1: Refractive index, particle tracking, lighting: PDF

05. Photog 1: Cameras and lenses: PDF

06. Postprocessing: Filetypes and Darktable: PDF

07. Darktable and Critique Technique: PDF

08. Video Editing: PDF

09. Facilities and equipment: PDF

Byron Rudisill’s presentation on Idea Forge access for this semester.

10. Aperture, DOF, shutter speeds: PDF

11. Exposure: PDF

12.Clouds1 –  Skew-T intro: PDF

13.Clouds2 – Skew-T, instability and mountain wave clouds: PDF

14.Clouds3 – Ororgraphics and weather systems: PDF

15.Resolution1 – Spatial Resolution: PDF

16. Resolution2 – more spatial resolution: PDF

17. Resolution 3 – Temporal resolution: PDF

18. Resolution 4 – Bit Depth to Dye Tech: PDF

19. Dye Techniques and light/matter interaction: PDF

20. Light Emitting Fluids – combustion and fluorescence: PDF

21. Schlieren and shadowgraphy: PDF

22. Particles 1-  trajectories: PDF

23. Particles 2 – aerosols: PDF

24. Particles 3 – fogs: PDF

25. Vorticity: PDF

26. Guest lecture from Linden Gledhill: PDF

27. Aesthetics in Flow Vis: PDF

28. Art and Science, Engineering and Photography: PDF