What is "Nanofluidics"? or The Nano-izing of Fluid Mechanics
28 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley
Micro- and nanoscaled fluid mechanics are rapidly emerging as important supporting fields in biomedical technology, nanotechnology, etc., as well as being important fields of study in their own right. Despite the common use of these terms in the literature, the fluid behavior at these small length …
Analyzing Disaster: A nanoscale guy stumbles into a mega problem
19 Jun 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley
Steve Wereley discusses how his knowledge and use of a technique called particle image velocimetry (PIV) led to a game-changing calculation of a flow rate for the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP Oil Spill Physics Challenge
17 Feb 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley
On May 13 Professor Wereley used optical feature tracking to estimate the volume flow of oil from the on-going BP Macondo oil field spill. Several other independent scientists also performed similar measurements at about the same time. These several measurements were all in the ballpark of …
Particle Velocity Estimate
20 Jan 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): derrick kearney, Steve Wereley
Track particles and estimate their velocity
Oil Spill Flow Calculation Worksheet
18 Feb 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley
Worksheet to calculate the approximate flow rate based on video images.