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In the Wake: Drawing Dynamics of Vortical Structures

JANUARY 27th to March 10th, 2022

Opening reception: Thursday 1/27 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm

Gallery Talk: Thursday February 3, 2022, 1:00-2:00

This exhibition investigates processes of visualizing a natural phenomenon in Fluid Dynamics, Vortex Induced Vibrations, through a collaboration among mechanical engineers, architects, and computer scientists. The drawings, models, and artifacts capture ways in which a phenomenon can be studied, interpreted and understood.  Starting with a series of fluid mechanics experiments, which were used to produce architectural drawings, the project evolved into an augmented investigation that shed light on the scientific finding, while also proliferating to offer formal and spatial possibilities for architecture.

Exhibition collaborators/ producers:

Erica DeWitt (MArch 2023), Cami Quinteros (MArch 2022), Fey Thurber (BSArch 2022), Pieter Boersma (PhD ME 2023), Adrian Carleton (PhD ME 2024), Ali Sarvghad (Information and Computer Science), Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), Pari Riahi (Architecture)

With special thanks to Evan Jane, Umang Patel, and Daniela Caraeni for their contributions to the installation.

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John W Olver Design Building #180
551 North Pleasant Street
Amherst MA

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