Fluid mechanics experiments using commercial off-the-shelf components

Authors

  • Andrea Rica Abella Advincula National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Alfred Perez Abella National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Maricor N. Soriano National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

In the National Institute of Physics (NIP), University of the Philippines Diliman, there are few attempts at conducting fluid mechanics experiments. This suggests that there is a lack of equipment or set-ups available. To address this deficiency, we present two fluid experiments with set-ups constructed from commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components. First, we created a rigid body rotation set-up, and 3D reconstructed swirling water surface levels using Free Surface-Synthetic Schlieren (FS-SS) method. Second, we described a full experimental set-up for a laboratory scale simulation of Philippine inter-island eddies. The same setup can be extended to eddy simulations involving other islands and wind direction. These set-ups can be replicated by other universities in the Philippines to enhance their research and teaching of fluid mechanics problems and concepts.

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Published

2020-10-19

How to Cite

[1]
ARA Advincula, AP Abella, and MN Soriano, Fluid mechanics experiments using commercial off-the-shelf components, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 38, SPP-2020-3D-07 (2020). URL: https://proceedings.spp-online.org/article/view/SPP-2020-3D-07.

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Instrumentation, Imaging, and Signal Processing (Short Presentations)