School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Fc-9 Streamline flow

Published: Tuesday 05 June 2007 - Updated: Tuesday 29 March 2011


To demonstrate the streamline flow around various objects.



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Streamline Flow Setup Pic

Streamline pic 1

Streamline pic 2

Streamline pic 3


The Streamline flow apparatus consists of 3 separate areas, a central large viewing area for the placement of models to be investigated , a motor driven fluid circulator and a storage well which for the Styrofoam cells . A series of gaps on the side wells induces laminar flow and the interaction of the water made visible by the beads with the plastic model shapes is clearly demonstrated.

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