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Catastrophic cracking courtesy of quiescent cavitation

We are pleased to announce another publication in Physics of Fluids entitled “Catastrophic cracking courtesy of quiescent cavitation” in the September issue.  We are featured as one of the Gallery of Fluid Motion papers.  These short papers highlight the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics Gallery of Fluid Motion winners from the previous year! […]

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Water entry of axisymmetric bodies

We are pleased to announce that our article “The water entry of slender axisymmetric bodies” was just published in Physics of Fluids!!!  Congratulations to Kyle, Stephen and Tadd.  This work was really fun and was the first time we utilized an Inertial Measurement Unit synchronized with our imaging data.  The IMU was developed by Stephen […]

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Bubbles and Balloons

BYU Productions just finished a wonderful video that highlights some basics of bubbles and balloons as highlighted by our lab through high speed photography.  We are extremely grateful for the coverage.  The video turned out great!  It was a lot of fun to make.  Thanks Julie Walker and crew!!!!  

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Wired Magazine highlights Urinal Dynamics Study

We are grateful to be covered by a story in Wired magazine in June.  The article highlights our work and methods of decreasing splash back.  The article is illustrated by Eric Anderson (Wes Anderson’s brother)!!!  The article turned out awesome (thanks to Judy Dutton) and the artwork is awesome!  Thanks Wired!  http://www.wired.com/2014/06/urinal-dynamics/ You can check […]

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Congratulations BYU Class of 2014!

Splash Lab made a short video of commencement at BYU to congratulate the class of 2014. Enjoy!  

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Second Annual Utah Underwater Robotics Competition

This week Splash Lab ran the 2nd annual Utah Underwater Robotics competition at the Lehi Legacy center.  The only ROV competition in the state of Utah.  Over 450 middle and elementary school-age students participated. Throughout the year dozens of volunteers traveled to these various schools to teach the students about physics and engineering. These students […]

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“How to find a Valentine?” by Splash Lab

Splash Lab made its first YouTube video for Valentines Day. Enjoy!  

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Saturday night live

Our Urinal Dynamics study was featured on Saturday Night Live.  As a kid I dreamed of being on Saturday Night Live, and I couldn’t believe that our research was featured there!  Surely, once your research has made it through the comedy circuit to be announced by Seth Myers, you have arrived!!!!  We are grateful for […]

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Milton Van Dyke Gallery of Fluid Motion Winner

At the APS DFD meeting we were honored to receive the Milton Van Dyke award for our video entitled “Cracking Courtesy of Quiescient Cavitation.”  The video highlights a method used in some social situations to break a glass bottle with ones bare hands.  Watch the video and read the abstract for more information.  Enjoy! A […]

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APS DFD Participation

At this years American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting (APS DFD) in Pittsburg, PA we presented several talks, posters and videos. Each of the titles is listed below along with a short abstract of each one.   Pop up height of buoyant rising spheres Tadd Truscott & Randy Munns We examine the rising […]

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Urinal Dynamics: a tactical guide

The BBC just covered one of our conference talks entitled “Urinal Dynamics”.  This research highlights the physics of urinal usage.  Through high-speed videos we show that significant splash back can occur when using a urinal, however, there are mitigation techniques.  First, aim for a vertical surface rather than a horizontal one and keep away from […]

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“A new angle on water entry” Article Published in Physics of Fluids

On September 18, 2013 our lab was published in Physics of Fluids (Vol.25, Issue 9).  The article is called: ”A new angle on water entry” by Kyle Bodily, Ken Langley, Jordan Huey, and Tadd T. Truscott. To read the article click HERE.

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Quiescent Cavitation featured on NBC News

Splash Lab was featured on NBC News.com for their project “Quiescent Cavitation”.  They discovered why a glass bottle filled with water breaks when hit on the top of the bottle with an open hand.  Here’s the link: “Bottle-exploding trick’s mysterious secret uncorked” NBC News

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Collaborative “Hawk Moth Wings” and “Moonlight on your Excellent Wings” Video

Splash Lab’s YouTube video “Hawk Moth wings captured in slow motion” was used in a new video created by Garth Horner.  Below is the collaborative video:

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Cavitation party trick featured on BYU’s College of Engineering & Technology website

Splash Lab was featured on Brigham Young University’s Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology website for Professor Tadd Truscott’s recently published paper on cavitation. Here’s the link: Cavitation: the party trick with engineering applications    

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Cavitation of a Submerged Jet

Cavitation is the formation of vapor cavities in a liquid flow, which occurs where the local pressure is less than the liquid vapor pressure.  Cavitation is an important limiting factor in the design of efficient propellers, hydraulic pumps, and hydrokinetic turbines, and significant engineering efforts are made to prevent and/or mitigate cavitation damage.  We are […]

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Splash Lab reveals secret to bottle-exploding trick

Professor Tadd Truscott and graduate student Jesse Daily were featured on Inside Science TV demonstrating the science behind the bottle-exploding trick.  Jesse’s thesis elucidates the phenomenon in more detail with a publication to come.

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Sloshing Dynamics

Professor Tadd Truscott along with Masters Student Robert Klaus and undergraduate Taylor W. Killian investigate the impact dynamics of hollow elastic spheres partially filled with fluid in a research paper and podcast featured on Physics of Fluids. Unlike an empty sphere, the internal fluid mitigates some of the rebound through an impulse driven exchange of […]

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Splash Lab Featured on CNN, KSL and BYU Homepage

Happy Easter everyone! We made another video in conjunction with BYU news to highlight some of our research with an Easter theme. KSL also wanted to come, and they created another segment about us. We were very excited to see both the video on the BYU webpage and the segment on KSL. So excited, in fact, that […]

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First Utah Seaperch Competition Success

Last week the SplashLab organized the first-ever Seaperch competition in the state of Utah. Although, it was the first competition of its kind in the state, over 200 middle and elementary school-age students participated. Throughout the year dozens of volunteers traveled to these various schools to teach the students about physics and engineering. These students […]

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