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Owlstone Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering 2007 entries

Philip Staplehurst: 'On the Edge of Chaos'
Philip Staplehurst: 'On the Edge of Chaos'

Philip Staplehurst
'On the Edge of Chaos'

This rather striking black and white photograph captures water swirling around in a cylindrical tank. Turbulent boundary layers have developed at the walls and this chaotic motion is destroying the laminar flow in the centre. To visualise the flow, fish scales have been suspended in the water.

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