fluid mechanics

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Synonyms for fluid mechanics

study of the mechanics of fluids

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Fluid dynamicist Alexander Smits of Princeton University calls the new model "a very significant advance" that opens up a new way of thinking about chaotic, energy-sapping turbulence.
A good fluid dynamicist knows you have to see the flow to know what's going on," says physicist Leonard M.
The device, developed by mechanical engineer and fluid dynamicist Matthew Staymates of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and colleagues can quickly blow particles off the surfaces of shoes and suck them away for analysis.
According to fluid dynamicist Alexander Smits, of Princeton University, the new model is "a very significant advance" that throws up a new way of thinking about chaotic, energy-sapping turbulence.
The phenomenon, which fluid dynamicists call the Magnus effect, can send a ping-pong ball curving up, down, left, or right - always at a right angle to the direction of motion - depending on which way the ball is spun.