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

01 Intro and Syllabus: PDF and Zoom recording

02 Initial Assignments and start Overview: PDF and Zoom recording

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

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

05. Photog 1: Cameras and lenses: PDF and Zoom recording

06. Postprocessing: Filetypes and Darktable: PDF and Zoom recording

07. Darktable and Critique Technique: PDF and Zoom recording

08. Video Editing: PDF and Zoom recording

09. Facilities and equipment: PDF and Zoom recording.

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

10. Aperture, DOF, shutter speeds: PDF and Zoom recording

11. Exposure: PDF and Zoom Recording

12.Clouds1 –  Skew-T intro: PDF and Zoom recording

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

14.Clouds3 – Ororgraphics and weather systems: PDF and Zoom recording

15.Resolution1 – Spatial Resolution: PDF and Zoom Recording

16. Resolution2

17. Resolution 3: Time

18. Resolution 4: time to bit depth page1, page 2 -5

19. Dye Tech

20. Light/matter interaction and refractive index methods

21. Schlieren and shadowgraphy

22. Light emitting fluids

23. Particles 1

24. Aesthetics in Flow Vis

25. Particles 2

26. Vorticity

27. Art and Science, Engineering and Photography