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  1. Channel Flow of a Compressible Fluid (1966 Film)

    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Schlieren flow visualisation and simultaneous display of the pressure distribution along a channel of varying area demonstrate the phenomena of choking, blocking and starting. Supersonic flow, Mach waves,...

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  2. Boundary Layer Control (1965 Film)

    Director
    J Churchill
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Experiments in a smoke tunnel show how changes in the geometry or angle of attack of an air foil affect the pressure field, and how boundary layer stabilisation can be achieved by suction devices or through...

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  3. Secondary Flow (1965 Film)

    Director
    Q Brown
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The concept of secondary flow elucidated by experiments. Practical examples indicate the importance of secondary flow to the engineer.

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  4. Vorticity (2 Parts) (1965 Film)

    Director
    J Churchill
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows simple experimental demonstrations relating to vorticity and circulation in fluids and explains their concepts and usefulness in understanding fluid motion. Vorticity and circulation are defined in...

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  5. Surface Tension in Fluid Mechanics (1964 Film)

    Director
    J Churchill
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    A lecture by Professor Lloyd Trefethen on the nature and measurement of the forces at interfaces between different media in contact.

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  6. Waves in Fluids (1964 Film)

    Director
    Quentin Brown
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Behaviour of surface gravity waves in liquids. Experiments in open water channels.

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  7. Pressure Fields and Fluid Acceleration (1962 Film)

    Director
    J A Friedman
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Experiments to illustrate the relationship of velocity to pressure in steady flow. Flow visualisation methods, conduits of variable contour, gauges etc. used to show pressure distribution in bends and in...

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