National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films
Most widely held works by National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films
Illustrated experiments in fluid mechanics: the NCFMF book of film notes by National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films ( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Fundamentals of boundary layers ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Illustrates boundary layer concepts and phenomena using demonstration-experiments in water and glycerine.
Low Reynolds number flows ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Sir Geoffrey I. Taylor describes and discusses characteristics of the motion of fluids using a variety of models, and demonstrates how in low Reynolds number flows a rough estimate is provided by the Reynolds number scale of the relative importance of inertia and viscosity.
Surface tension in fluid mechanics ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Presents a series of experiments to show that surfaces exert forces. Defines the fundamental boundary conditions governing the effects of these forces. Includes illustrations of nucleation, "wine tears," swimming bubbles, and high speed pictures of the breakup of water sheets and soap films.
Turbulence ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Illustrates aspects of turbulence, including the effect of Reynolds number on inception and on turbulent flows increased pressure drop in pipe-flow, efficient mixing, turbulent transport of monumentum and scalar properties, Reynolds stress, and effects of buoyancy.
Flow visualization ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Stephen J. Kline demonstrates the use of flow visualization in solving engineering problems and establishing mathematical models for analysis of flow fields. Explains the kinematic concepts linking visual observations to the velocity field in steady and unsteady flow.
Rheological behavior of fluids ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Illustrates the rheological behavior of fluids which do not obey the Navier-Stokes equations. Demonstrates non-Newtonian properties by non-linear steady flows and by the time-dependent visco-elastic behavior of such materials. Contrasts the non-Newtonian behavior with Newtonial fluid behavior in similar experiments.
Cavitation ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Shows examples of cavitation on hydrofoils, marine propellers, pumps, turbines & dam spillways. Varies flow speed, hydrofoil incidence, ambient pressure & propeller rpm to demonstrate their effects on the strength and extent of the cavitating region.
Pressure fields and fluid acceleration ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Presents steady-flow experiments in which the pressure gradient, as the main force affecting fluid acceleration, is demonstrated.
Deformation of continuous media ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Explains deformation and its resolution into component motions. Presents an analysis of deforming patterns, marked on a shear flow in a stationary reference frame and in a reference frame rotating with the pattern.
Stratified flow ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Presents demonstration-experiments showing interface waves between fluids of different densities and internal waves and lee waves in continuously-stratified fluids flowing over various obstacles. Discusses relevance to channel flows, oceanography, and meteorology.
Flow instabilities ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Shows surface waves generated by wind in a water channel to illustrate the general features of flow instability.
Secondary flow ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates secondary flows caused by the imposition of primary-flow pressure gradients on low-momentum fluid in sheer layers.
Channel flow of a compressible fluid ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Schlieren flow visualization and simultaneous display of the pressure distribution along a channel of varying area demonstrate the phenomena of choking, blocking and starting. Shows supersonic flow, Mach waves, normal shock waves and supersonic compression.
Waves in fluids ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Visualizes some of the basic phenomena of wave motion in fluids.
Vorticity ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Ascher H. Shapiro presents experimental demonstrations of phenomena relating to vorticity, to circulation, and to the theorems of Crocco, Kelvin, and Helmholtz.
Rotating flows ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Illustrates the phenomena associated with rotation of homogeneous fluids, including horizontal trajectories in surface gravity waves, low and high-Rossby-number flows around a sphere, Taylor walls, normal modes of oscillation, and Rossby waves in a cylindrical annulus.
Aerodynamic generation of sound ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Describes the mechanism of sound generation by turbulence resulting from an instability of steady flow. Discusses quadropoles in detail and illustrates the fundamentals of jet noise generation.
Magnetohydrodynamics ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Describes and illustrates interactions between electromagnetic and velocity fields which are central to magnetohydrodynamics. Discusses changes in pressure fields and changes of vorticity.
Rarefied gas dynamics ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Shows the evolution of flow fields as density is varied from continuum levels to the rarefied levels of free-molecule flow. Demonstrates the interaction of free-molecular flows with solid surfaces and portrays the role of the molecular mean-free path.
Acceleration (Mechanics) Acceleration potential Aerodynamic noise Aerodynamics Aerodynamics, Supersonic Aerofoils Boundary layer Boundary layer control Cavitation Compressibility Deformations (Mechanics) Documentary films Drag (Aerodynamics) Educational films Feature films Flow visualization Fluid dynamics Fluid mechanics Frictional resistance (Hydrodynamics) Gravity waves Hydrodynamics Internet videos Jet planes--Noise Laminar flow Lift (Aerodynamics) Magnetohydrodynamics Nonfiction films Non-Newtonian fluids Nozzles Planing hulls Rarefied gas dynamics Reynolds number Rheology Rotating masses of fluid Science films Science films Shock waves Short films Sound Stability Strains and stresses Stratified flow Surface tension Turbulence Unsteady flow (Fluid dynamics) Video recordings Vortex-motion Water waves Wave mechanics Waves
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