Form & Function

Form & Function

Surface tension and viscosity are the main two
determinants of phase change in non - newtonian fluids.  
When a shear force is applied to solution the result
becomes a simultaneous transformation from the liquid to
solid state. 
 
By exploiting the indexical qualities of fluids, it is
hypothesized that the force applied from a sound wave
into a container of starch and water will be able to control
the phase state of the non - newtonian fluid.  Control will
be limited to sound intensity, frequency, and the location
of the sound source(s).  

By keeping the intensity and frequency constant, uniform
displacement should occur across the surface of the
contained fluid.  Allowing the location of the sound source
to change creates  specific environments that can be
created to control circulation throughout the space.

Graduate Work  |  Project Location: Anywhere

Professor:  Sean Lally

Collaborator:  Tuan Nguyen

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Conceptual Diagrams

Conceptual Diagrams

Proposed Speaker Locations

Conceptual Diagrams

Conceptual Diagrams

Proposed Indivudal Circulation Paths

Conceptual Diagrams

Conceptual Diagrams

Proposed Group Circulation Paths