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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 […]
Splash Lab made its first YouTube video for Valentines Day. Enjoy!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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:
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
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last week an article from our lab featuring a detailed overview of Synthetic Aperture Particle Image Velocimetry was published in the Journal of Visual Experiments. You can watch the video and read the article on the JOVE website HERE. If you would like to know more about Synthetic Aperture PIV, visit our SAPIV webstie at www.3dsaimaging.com […]
Over Students 200 from 9 middle schools in Utah and Davis county will be coming to the Lehi Legacy Center on March 14th to compete in the first Utah SeaPerch Challenge. Students will be bringing underwater vehicles they have designed and built themselves to participate in a timed competition performing underwater tasks. The event will […]
Last Fall The Physics arXiv Blog highlighted us in the MIT Technology Review. Thanks guys we appreciate all of the good press. A link to their article can be found here.
We just added a new sloshing dynamics video on YouTube. We’ve added it to our Research section, but if you don’t want to make three more clicks, you can make only one click and watch it below.
Dr. Truscott is well known for his tasteful collection of non-pretentious bowties. In this video he shares his secret, so that you too can rock the bowtie.