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Epson Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering 2006 entries

Ben Sheppard: 'In a Spin'
Ben Sheppard: 'In a Spin'

Ben Sheppard
'In a Spin'

This long exposure photograph shows an experiment used to study the flows within tornadoes and whirlpools. A tank of water, placed on a rotating table, is spun up until the water is in solid-body rotation. Particles suspended within the water are then illuminated and tracked so that the velocity field within the fluid can be determined.
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