Visualizing turbulence with a home demo

by Super User, 6 years ago
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Vortex rings with Physics Girl:
Here we look at some of the order amidst chaos in turbulence.

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Thanks to Dan Walsh for many great ideas, and thanks to Mike Hansen for many helpful conversations.

Error correction: I meant to describe Kolmogorov as a “20th-century mathematician” not “19th-century”. Whoops! I think during the narration I must have made the classic 1900s vs. 19th-century mix up. Anyone aware of his work is more than aware of what century he lived in, which apparently applies to quite a few commenters :)

Introduction to turbulence:

More details on vortex stretching:

Video on NightHawkInLight with a similar demo:

Music by Vincent Rubinetti:


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