7 Mar 2017
In 2005, the Hayabusa spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) landed on Itokawa, a small near-Earth asteroid named after the famous Japanese rocket scientist Hideo...
Type: Press release
8 Mar 2016
Fluid Mechanics Unit investigators are interested in the interplay of laminar and turbulent flow, in experiment and the real world. March 2016 Fluid Mechanics...
Type: Video
31 Mar 2015
Accurately anticipating an approaching typhoon’s destructive force makes all the difference in advance preparations and as a consequence, the cost in lives. But over the decades, climate scientists...
Type: News Article
Researchers from OIST’s Fluid Mechanics Unit and Continuum Physics Unit who authored the paper on typhoons.
30 Mar 2015
From Left to Right: Dr. Pinaki Chakraborty, Head of the Fluid Mechanics Unit, Tapan Sabuwala, researcher in the Continuum Physics Unit and Dr. Gustavo Gioia, Head of the Continuum Physics Unit.
Type: Photo
21 Apr 2014
The OIST Pipe Flow Experiment is poised to bridge a long-standing gap between physics and engineering.  The experimental facility is being set up by Professor Pinaki Chakraborty’s...
Type: News Article
25 Dec 2012
When a fluid flows through a pipe or down the bed of a river at high velocities, it forms whirlpools and becomes turbulent. These whirlpools, known as “eddies”, lead to a striking increase in...
Type: News Article
Eddies in a Turbulent Thin Film of Soapy Water
25 Dec 2012
The thin film is rendered turbulent by eddies of various sizes. Photograph by Hamid Kellay (University of Bordeaux, France)
Type: Photo
Eddies in a Turbulent Pool
25 Dec 2012
The water in the pool is rendered turbulent by eddies of various sizes. Sketch from 15th century by Leonardo da Vinci
Type: Photo
17 Feb 2012
There are more than 200 researchers at OIST coming from approximately 30 countries.  The OIST “scientific passport” podcasts highlight the interesting backgrounds and fascinating research that...
Type: Event Report
16 Nov 2011
Turbulent flows over walls experience frictional drag, the property of a flow that sets the cost of pumping oil through a pipeline and the drainage capacity of a river in flood, for example.  ...
Type: Photo
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