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National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films

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Works: 176 works in 482 publications in 1 language and 1,947 library holdings
Genres: Science films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Short films  Documentary films  Internet videos 
Classifications: QC145.2, 532.0028
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Publications about National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films
Publications by National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films
Most widely held works by National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films
Illustrated experiments in fluid mechanics: the NCFMF book of film notes by National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Vorticity by Ascher H Shapiro( visu )
8 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Illustrates the concepts of vorticity and circulation, and shows how these concepts can be useful in understandin g fluid flows
Low Reynolds number flows ( visu )
12 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 92 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
Fundamentals of boundary layers by Frederick Abernathy( visu )
10 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates the basic aspects of viscous incompressible boundary layers: what causes them; how they grow; how they respond to pressure gradients; the main stages in the transition of laminar layers to turbulent ones, and the differences in their behaviour
Turbulence by inc Encyclopaedia Britannica( visu )
11 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Introduction à l'étude des écoulements turbulents, en particulier ceux rencontrés dans la nature. Explication par Robert W. Stewart (Univ. of British Columbia) des attributs propres de la turbulence, à travers la démonstration d'expériences réalisées en laboratoire et dans la nature
Surface tension in fluid mechanics ( visu )
13 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 80 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 ( visu )
11 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
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
Rheological behavior of fluids ( visu )
12 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 70 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 ( visu )
17 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Shows surface waves generated by wind in a water channel to illustrate the general features of flow instability
Cavitation ( visu )
16 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 66 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 ( visu )
10 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Schlieren flow visualization and simultaneous display of pressure distribution alon a channel of varying area demonstrate the phenomena of choking, blocking and starting. Shows supersonic flow, Mach waves, normal shock waves and supersonic compression
Deformation of continuous media ( visu )
11 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Explains deformation and its resolution into component motions. Presents an analysis of deforming patterns marked on a shear flow in a stationary reference frame, and in a reference frame rotating with the pattern
Waves in fluids ( visu )
12 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Visualizes some of the basic phenomena of wave motion in fluids
Rotating flows ( visu )
10 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and held by 54 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
Aerodynamic generation of sound ( visu )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Describes the mechanism of sound generation by turbulence resulting from an instability of steady flow. Discusses quadropoles in detail and illustrates the fundamentals of jet noise generation
Secondary flow ( visu )
12 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates secondary flows caused by the imposition of primary-flow pressure gradients on low-momentum fluid in sheer layers
Eulerian and lagrangian descriptions in fluid mechanics ( visu )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 49 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
Stratified flow ( visu )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Presents demonstration-experiments showing interface wave 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
Rarefied gas dynamics ( visu )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Shows the evolution of flow fields as density is varied from continuum levels to the rarefied levels of free-molecule flow. Demonstrates the interaction of free-molecular flows with solid surfaces and portrays the role of the molecular mean-free-path
Magnetohydrodynamics ( visu )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Describes and illustrates interactions between electromagnetic and velocity fields which are central to magnetohydrodynamics; discusses changes in pressure fields due to irrotational 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 for Fluid Mechanics Films
National Committee on Fluid Mechanics Films
NCFMF
United States National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films
Languages
English (219)
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