Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics

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Artist Fabian Oefner captures these colorful portraits of fluid instability by dripping acrylic paints onto a metal rod, which is connected to a drill. When the drill is switched on, paint is flung away from the rod, creating these snapshots of centripetal force and surface tension. Note how droplets gather at the ends of the spiral arms like in a Plateau-Rayleigh or a rimming instability. For more, check out Oefner’s webpage, which includes a video showing how the images are made, or his previously featured work, “Millefiori”. (Photo credit: F. Oefner; submitted by Stephen D.)

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