2C50.40 - Paraboloids and Vortices

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Paraboloids and Vortices
Turbulence and Vortex
Area of Study:
Heat & Fluids
Platform with Rotating Cylinder and Variable Speed Motor.

Fill the cylinder with colored water to a depth of 4 or 5 cm. Start the apparatus rotating and then watch the parabola that forms at various rotation rates. NOTE: The speed control for the motor is real sensitive so be careful or you will rotate the cylinder too fast and the water will spill out.

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