Large-amplitude ferrofluid surface waves and jets

Potts, H.E. and Diver, D.A. (2001) Large-amplitude ferrofluid surface waves and jets. New Journal of Physics, 3(1), (doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/3/1/307)

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A non-mechanical technique for investigating fluid surface waves and jets is presented. The method uses a ferrofluid driven by electromagnets, eliminating complicated mechanical wave generating systems. The waves are imaged by a fast digital camera, and associated diagnostics. Experimental results, with accompanying modelling, are presented for cylindrical standing waves, with the maximum amplitude wave being investigated. Exceeding the maximum amplitude results in a dramatic jet, with a maximum acceleration exceeding 70g.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Potts, Hugh and Diver, Professor Declan
Authors: Potts, H.E., and Diver, D.A.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:New Journal of Physics
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1367-2630

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