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National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films

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Works: 128 works in 348 publications in 1 language and 1,905 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Short films  Nonfiction films  Science films  Documentary films 
Classifications: QC145.2, 532
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Illustrated experiments in fluid mechanics: the NCFMF book of film notes by National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films ( Book )
18 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fundamentals of boundary layers by Frederick H Abernathy ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demonstrates viscous incompressible boundary layers, their origin, growth, response to pressure gradients, transition from laminar to turbulent state and differences in behavior in laminar and turbulent layers
Low Reynolds number flows ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member 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
Turbulence ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member 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
Surface tension in fluid mechanics ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member 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
Flow visualization ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Demonstrates the use of flow visualization to improve understanding of complex flows involving boundary layer separation and transition, vortex generation and turbulence. Also illustrates kinematic concepts in steady and unsteady flows
Pressure fields and fluid acceleration ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents steady-flow experiments that demonstrate the pressure gradient as the main force affecting fluid acceleration
Rheological behavior of fluids ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member 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 Newtonian fluid behavior in similar experiments
Flow instabilities ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows surface waves generated by wind in a water channel to illustrate the general features of flow instability
Cavitation ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member 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
Channel flow of a compressible fluid ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member 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
Stratified flow ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member 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
Secondary flow ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the concept of secondary flow, contrasting it with primary flow, and uses models to demonstrate various types
Rotating flows ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member 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
Waves in fluids ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces some of the basic phenomena of gravity waves, using models of water waves to demonstrate the behaviors of various types of one-dimensional waves. Illustrates how the concepts developed for gravity waves also apply to compressibility waves in gases
Vorticity ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrates, using simple laboratory experiments, the concepts of vorticity, and circulation, and the theorems of Crocco, Kelvin and Helmholtz
Eulerian and lagrangian descriptions in fluid mechanics ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses a computer-animated film to illustrate the two principal ways of describing fluid motion. Shows displacement, velocity, and acceleration fields, steady and unsteady Eulerian velocity fields, and the substantial derivative
Aerodynamic generation of sound ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the mechanism of sound generation by turbulence resulting from an instability of steady flow, discusses quadrupoles in detail, and illustrates the fundamentals of jet noise generation
Rarefied gas dynamics ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Demonstrates the evolution of flow fields as density is varied from continuum levels to the rarefied levels of free-molecule flow
Magnetohydrodynamics ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes and illustrates interactions between electromagnetic and velocity fields which are central to magnetohydrodynamics; discusses changes in pressure fields due to irritational JXB forces, changes of vorticity by rotational JXB forces, induced currents and time constants for their decay, and Hartmann, boundary layers, and Alfv́en waves
 
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Alternative Names
Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films
National Committee on Fluid Mechanics Films
NCFMF
Languages
English (216)