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3D PTV and its Application on Lagrangian Motion

This article, a 1997 Best Paper Award winner, has been made available to all net users by Measurement Science and Technology, a journal dedicated to "the theory, practice and application of measurement in physics, chemistry, engineering and the environmental and life sciences from inception to commercial exploitation." The paper (in .pdf and Gzipped PostScript formats) discusses three-dimensional...
Development of Polymer-Based Artificial Haircell Using Surface Micromachining and 3D Assembly

Despite the likely first impressions created by the title, this paper does not hold the cure to balding. It does, however, describe a remarkable kind of sensor that measures fluid flow. Since "insects and fish use clusters of hair cells to monitor air or water flow," researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed an artificial haircell that behaves in a similar way. The...
CalTech Chemical Engineering: Fluid Mechanics

This website describes a research project focused on fluid mechanics and transport processes, with an emphasis on "problems at the interface between continuum mechanics and statistical mechanics." The John F. Brady research group uses its own computational method known as Stokesian Dynamics to study complex fluids, and develop and solve macroscopic equations to describe transport in heterogeneous...