Gallery of fluid motion: Capturing liquids and gases in action
Annual exhibit highlights beauty of fluid motion
Credit: Wim M. van Rees, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SEATTLE, December 2, 2019 — Tears stream down your face. A beer flows down the side of a pint glass. Fluid mechanics is central to understanding the world around us.
The beauty of fluid motion was on display last week in Seattle, Washington, where more than 3,000 scientists gathered for the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics.
Created in 1987, the Gallery of Fluid Motion (GFM) is the premier visual record of contemporary fluid mechanics. Each year, an esteemed panel evaluates dozens of videos and posters for their combination of striking visual qualities and scientific interest.
“Since its inception, the Gallery has been a highlight of the annual meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, and is a highly competitive venue to display striking novel phenomena or revisit older problems with a fresh perspective, often revealing new and compelling presentations at the intersection of art and science,” said GFM coordinator Ken Kiger, Keystone Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland.
Flows produced by drops, jets and splashes are consistently ranked highly. Bubbles, capillary flows, vortices, and turbulence have also scored wins over the years. The highest-scoring entries in each category are designated as Milton van Dyke Awardees. Additional submissions are chosen as Gallery Winners. The winning entries from the 2019 Gallery of Fluid motion are listed below.
Videos (7 winners: 3 Milton Van Dyke and 4 Gallery Winners)
Milton Van Dyke Video Award winners
V0013 Impaled droplets: On the breakup of drops impacting singularities
Guillaume Durey, Quentin Magdelaine, Mathias Kasiulis, Hoon Kwon, Julien Mazet, The Lutetium Project; Pierre Chantelot, Anaïs Gauthier, Christophe Clanet, David Quéré; CNRS
V0040 Crystal Critters
Samantha McBride, Henri-Louis Girard, Kripa Varanasi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
V0082 Blooming patterns in drying drops
Paul Lilin, Guillaume Sintès, Irmgard Bischofberger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Philippe Bourrianne, Princeton University
Gallery video winners
V0018 Breaking waves: to foam or not to foam?
Petr Karnakov, Sergey Litvinov, Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zurich; Jean M. Favre, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
V0036 Swinging jets
Arnaud Bertsch, Alessandro Bongarzone, Eunok Yim, Philippe Renaud, François Gallaire, Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
V0067 Unraveling the interplay of two counter-rotating helical vortices
Alessandro Capone, Francisco Alves Pereira, CNR-INM Institute of Marine Engineering
V0072 Gas Escape Behavior from Bursting Bubbles
Ali Al Dasouqi, David Murphy, University of South Florida
Posters (5 winners: 3 Milton Van Dyke and 2 Gallery Winners)
Milton Van Dyke Poster Award winners
P0015 Gas giants’ zonal jets in the laboratory
Daphné Lemasquerier, Benjamin Favier, Michael Le Bars, Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Équilibre, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Univ
P0020 Rico and the Jets
Cristian Ricardo Constante Amores, Lyes Kahouadji, Assen Batchvarov, Omar K. Matar, Imperial College London
P0034 Fluid Dynamics of Millefiori
Cooper Kovar, Lisa Panczner, Heidi Reuter, Azar Eslam-Panah, Pennsylvania State University
Gallery Poster winners
P0031 Hydrodynamic Tweezing: Using water waves to push and pull
Ahmed Sherif, Leif Ristroph, New York University
P0035 Vortex Bursting
Wim M. van Rees, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
All videos and posters are available at https:/
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