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On The Integration Of Fluid Flows And Fabrication

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

End Date

June 19, 2002



Conference Session

Manufacturing Processes and Systems

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7.896.1 - 7.896.5



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John Matsson

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This paper shows the integration of fabrication and fluid mechanics. The project consists of the design and fabrication of a portable Taylor-Couette apparatus for visualization of centrifugal instabilities in fluid flows. Students were told to design the apparatus so that it would show both primary and secondary instabilities. This necessitated incorporating calculations of the relevant parameter regions and the determination of a suitable method for visualization of the flow. Furthermore, the students had to choose appropriate materials, optimize production cost, determine fabrication techniques for the apparatus, and implement this in the workshop. The final result was a useful piece of equipment for studies of fluid flow instabilities.

Matsson, J. (2002, June), On The Integration Of Fluid Flows And Fabrication Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10202

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