Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Fluid dynamics affects a wide array a natural and technological processes. At UMass, theoretical and applied aspects of fluid mechanics are studied extensively with the help of computer simulations and laboratory experiments. Faculty and students use UMass and national supercomputers in some of the worlds largest computer simulations, and use the labs facilities to conduct state-of-the-art microfluidic and non-Newtonian fluid dynamics experiments. Available equipment includes a 180 processor supercomputer, a filament stretching extensional rheometer and a high-speed digital video camera.