New Jersey Institute of Technology
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Capstone Laboratory

Simulations and Experiments with Evaporative Drops

Instructor: Roy Goodman

In this project, students used the Hele-Shaw apparatus to perform experiments of flow around a cylinder and flow around an airfoil at various angles of attack. The experimental data was then analyzed and compared with theoretical predictions. Theoretical results were obtained by first reducing the full, three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations to the appropriate 2D form using the basic physics of the problem and scaling arguments.

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