My research is centered around the mechanics of a bouncing fluid droplet, whose bouncing motion can be sustained indefinitely above a bath of the same fluid. This system has gained interest lately due to a mathematical similarity between the motion of these droplets and the behavior of quantum particles. My project aims to test the leading hypothesis for the dynamics behind the droplets bouncing motion through a thorough investigation of air viscosity.
Message to Sponsor
- Major: Engineering Physics
- Sponsor: SURF Rose Hills fellow
- Mentor: M. Reza Alam, Mechanical Engineering