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
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
Proposed Speaker Locations
Proposed Indivudal Circulation Paths
Proposed Group Circulation Paths