Fluid dynamics is a tough subject but incredibly interesting and full of fruitful architectural ideas like boundary interfaces, turbulent flows, mixing and phase transitions to name a few. This gallery of images and videos showing various experiments and simulations in fluid dynamic research are show all sorts of interesting phenomenon. Some of my favorites are the Direct Numerical Simulation of Stratified Turbulence, the Bursting Water Balloons, and the Optimal Chaotic Mixing by Two-Dimensional Stokes Flows.
The chaotic mixing seems especially promising as a method of developing a new architecture. For example an architecture developed by casting programmatic volumes into a fluid mixing field and letting them distort and mix, forming overlapping boundaries.
Also check out:
APS Physics | DFD | Image Gallery
APS Physics | DFD | Video Gallery
Direct Numerical Simulation of Stratified Turbulence – APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 2011 Image Gallery
Bursting water balloons
Optimal chaotic mixing by two-dimensional Stokes flows
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