27 Jun 2018
High speed video showing experimental impacts on three textured granular surfaces.
Type: Video
27 Jun 2018
Look up above you. You might see blue sky, clouds, the Moon or stars. And while it might seem calm up there, the truth is it’s nearly always raining. Every day, Earth is constantly bombarded by about...
Type: Press release
1 Feb 2018
Anyone who has ever turned on a tap knows something about fluid dynamics. Whether a fluid is flowing through household plumbing or industrial oil and gas pipelines, when it runs slowly its flow is...
Type: News Article
30 Jan 2018
Cerbus uses lasers directed at a glass pipe to measure the speed of the flowing water inside.
Type: Photo
30 Jan 2018
A figure from Osborne Reynolds’ 1883 paper depicting the intermittent patches of smooth and chaotic flow in transitional flow. Cerbus and his colleagues took a new approach to studying transitional...
Type: Photo
30 Jan 2018
Dr. Rory Cerbus explains the difference between laminar, turbulent and transitional flow. As his diagram shows, transitional flow — the type of flow studied by the researchers — has intermittent...
Type: Photo
30 Jan 2018
A figure from Osborne Reynolds’s 1883 paper, showing Reynolds’s assistant standing next to apparatus used to measure friction in different types of flow.
Type: Photo
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
7 Mar 2017
(From left) Dr. Tapan Sabuwala of OIST’s Continuum Physics Unit and Professor Pinaki Chakraborty of OIST’s Fluid Mechanics Unit
Type: Photo
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
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