PIV-based study of the algae nutrient supply model

 

IMG_1648[22457]Meiron Zollman is guiding a couple of youngsters from the excellent program of 9th-grade students from the Alpha program – a research program for gifted students operated by TAU through Tel Aviv Youth University. We prepared them a nice Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) demo. An open source PIV software (OpenPIV) is going to help them to understand the scientific side and importance of math and engineering. 

 

 

 

So what did we get from this experiment?

 

 

 

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New MEMS flow sensors

download (1)Our laboratory, together with the Microsystems Design and Characterization Laboratory of Prof. Slava Krylov works on a new line of MEMS flow sensors. Our graduate students, Yoav Kessler, and Ben Torteman have created recently a couple of models and devices that enable the futher study of the new concepts. 

 

Recently we performed also the calibration of the airflow sensor and natural convection measurements attempt using Background Oriented Schlieren 

Congratulations to Ben and Yoav for the publication in Nonlinear Dynamics

The main kudos here goes to Ben Torteman who together with Yoav Kessler and under the guidance of Prof. Slava Krylov solved one of the long-standing problems of high-frequency driving of bistable beams using nothing but an alternating current. What we thought is impossible, became a reality.  

https://rdcu.be/bGu5Q

You can also watch a video from one of our group presentations