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- 3D Stereoscopic PIV —Internal wave investigations in the laboratory have been largely limited to two-dimensional and axisymmetric configurations. The ENDLab has recently utilized the flow field measurement technique of stereoscopic-PIV to study internal wave field in three dimensions. As a fruitful result, a wide range of experimental configurations are now possible for study. A detailed report of this study has been published in Experiments in Fluids. [read more "3D Stereoscopic PIV"]
- Sailing on Diffusion — How can an object be propelled without any moving parts? New experimental and numerical results show how energy can be extracted from molecular diffusion to produce spontaneous propulsion. These results have potential significance for environmental and biological transport. [read more "Sailing on Diffusion"]
- Lagrangian Coherent Structures — Understanding the transport of oil and debris is vital to environmental protection. By looking at the local deformation of the flow field, LCSs make it possible to identify the dominate structures that shape the overall flow and yield predictions on the movement of such contaminants. Through a review of past works, this article in Physics Today demonstrates the basis of LCSs and its future potential. [read more "Lagrangian Coherent Structures"]
- Sasan Ghaemsaidi — Congratulations to ENDLab member Sasan Ghaemsaidi on being selected as a 2013-2014 Martin Sustainability Fellow!
- New Lab — We have an entirely new, state-of-the-art lab space. Check out some pictures of the new space on the News web page. [read more “New Lab”]
- Physics Today — A new review article on Lagrangian Coherent Structures has recently appeared in February’s edition of Physics Today, co-authored by Prof. Peacock and Prof. Haller.
- Mani Mathur — Congratulations to our former graduate student Mani Mathur, who just started his new faculty position at IIT Madras!
- 3D Internal Waves — Sasan Ghaemsaidi has published the first laboratory experimental results using 3D, stereo-PIV to study internal waves. The article appears in Experiments in Fluids.
- New group members — We have three new group members in 2012/2013. Maha Haji has joined us from Berkeley and is a graduate student working on internal tides, Matthieu Leclair has come from Université Joseph Fourier and is performing LCS and internal wave research, and finally Zaïm Ouazzani has taken a visiting position in the group, also coming from Université Joseph Fourier, and will be working on the dynamics of the morning glory cloud.
- Surfing the Glory — The morning glory cloud is a spectacular atmospheric internal wave that occurs in northern Australia around September and October. Prof. Peacock joined a team involving Prof. Jorg Hacker at Flinders University who made the first airborne measurements. Check out the photos on the news page. [read more “Surfing the Glory”]
- LCS workshop — A workshop on Lagrangian Coherent Structures is being organized by Prof. Peacock, Prof. Haller and Prof. Thiffeault at the Banff International Research Station from Sept 22nd to Sept 27th. [read more “LCS Workshop”]
- Vietnam — Prof. Peacock and Michael Allshouse, sponsored by the ONR, spent the first half of December 2012 teaching short courses on Ocean Transport Barriers in Nha Trang and Hanoi, Vietnam. [read more “Vietnam”]