Frustration with fluid dynamics

There is no shortage of fascinating videos for the Gallery of Fluid Motion at the upcoming meeting of the American Physical Society Fluid Dynamics division.

At least they sound interesting. We’ll never know because they’re practically impossible to download from eCommons library at Cornell University. That’s not good enough.

Surely YouTube (or one of its cousins) would be a better way to display these videos quickly, easily and above all reliably.

By all means place a hi-res version on the eCommons library for whoever has the patience to download it, but spare a thought for the rest of us. Spread the lurv, is all I’m saying. There’s plenty to go round.

Here’s a list of just a few of the interesting-sounding videos on the arXiv. If you’re thinking of downloading any, good luck.

Dynamics of Water Entry

The Bounce-Splash of a Viscoelastic Drop

Tornadoes in a Microchannel

Liquid acrobatics

The Clapping Book

Atoms in the Surf

Update: Turns out the videos are already on YouTube (see comments). Doh! (Might have been useful to mention this in the papers.)

Thanks Sheila!

4 Responses to “Frustration with fluid dynamics”

  1. diggers says:

    Its because the details, esp the blurred motion of some of the images, would be totally lost in youtube’s compression.

  2. KFC says:

    Obviously, there’d be some loss of quality but the community seems willing to accept this. Why else would people post hi and low res versions of their videos on the eCommons Library?

    Why not put the low-res version on YouTube?

  3. Sheila says:

    I don’t know if you guys have checked it out, but these videos are on YouTube:

    Dynamics of Water Entry of Hydrophilic & Hydrophobic Spheres

    The bounce-splash of a viscoelastic drop:

    Tornadoes in a Microchannel

    Liquid acrobatics:

    The Clapping Book: