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October 14, 2010 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics celebrates fluid dynamics in all their fuck-yeahness.
posted by staggernation (25 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some of these are pretty cool, but if I never see another fuckyeah[SOME RANDOM SHIT].tumblr.com url, I will be happier for it.
posted by dersins at 2:17 PM on October 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


When everything is Fuck Yeah, then nothing is Fuck Yeah.
posted by Pants McCracky at 2:20 PM on October 14, 2010 [12 favorites]


It would be nice if they credited the experimenters.
posted by lukemeister at 2:22 PM on October 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's only appropriate that this is where "Fuck, Yeah!" Jumps the Shark, because without Fluid Dynamics, Jumping a Shark might not be possible!
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:27 PM on October 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


I was hoping that this was going to be another Minecraft post.
posted by inigo2 at 2:31 PM on October 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


If they wanted some real Fuck Yeah material, they'd go for the astrophysical simulation groups, crunching lots of very hard numbers in rooms with quite a few computers all chattering together. You think fluid dynamics is hard? Ha! Wait until you have to deal with the fluid being magnetic: magnetohydrodynamics. Or near significant distortions of spacetime: general relativistic hydrodynamics. Or moving very quickly, ultra (at which point you're left wondering, "Which relativistic did you mean, special (fast) or general (lots of mass)?" Ultra-relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, because your numerical simulation is just not hard enough with your candy-ass Navier–Stokes equations being applied to dull old non-magnetic matter that isn't moving about around c, relative to other parts of the same flow. You want to know what kinds of jets of plasma are going to get whipped off when you drop a star into a rotating black hole, here you go! That's a real tumble.
posted by adipocere at 2:34 PM on October 14, 2010 [15 favorites]


I am all for more fuck-yeah science. Fuck-yeah FORTRAN routines to simulate fluid dynamic may be harder to make sexy though.
posted by GuyZero at 2:36 PM on October 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


This makes me all Laminar flowy and shit.
posted by humboldt32 at 2:40 PM on October 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


needs more bukakke
posted by kitchenrat at 2:41 PM on October 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


You think fluid dynamics is hard?

Yes. Yes I did. Probably would have helped to go to class once in a while.
posted by Go Banana at 3:12 PM on October 14, 2010


Ultra-relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, because your numerical simulation is just not hard enough with your candy-ass Navier–Stokes equations being applied to dull old non-magnetic matter that isn't moving about around c, relative to other parts of the same flow.

Your words have excited me in my pants.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:41 PM on October 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Exhibit 1:
"Ultra-relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, because your numerical simulation is just not hard enough with your candy-ass Navier–Stokes equations being applied to dull old non-magnetic matter that isn't moving about around c, relative to other parts of the same flow."

- Adipocere
Exhibit 2:
"Excursion funnels are part of an investigation into how well test subjects can solve problems while traveling through a churning funnel of liquid asbestos. Results so far are very informative: They cannot."

- Aperture Science
Adipocere, I am totally on to you.

("Asbestos Is Harmless" is a trademark of Aperture Science dba Aperture Laboratories.)
posted by mhoye at 4:05 PM on October 14, 2010


Your words have excited me in my pants.

Yeah, I was breathing kind of heavily by the end of that comment.
posted by elizardbits at 4:06 PM on October 14, 2010


Ultra-relativistic magnetohydrodynamics

Next person I talk too, I'm gonna sneak that into the conversation somehow, because yeah...or Fuck Yeah...that makes my pants happy.
posted by Skygazer at 4:19 PM on October 14, 2010


Ultra-relativistic magnetohydrodynamics

Going into my facebook interests right now.
posted by weston at 4:52 PM on October 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


registering fuckyeahflatbottomedglassware.tumblr.com
posted by benzenedream at 6:10 PM on October 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


Also, it's mind boggling that anything can snap 2000 or 3000 frames per second and catch a droplet of water be so whole for so long. i wonder what such a machine sounds like...
posted by Skygazer at 8:31 PM on October 14, 2010


Some of these are pretty cool, but if I never see another fuckyeah[SOME RANDOM SHIT].tumblr.com url, I will be happier for it.

It would be a good name for a journal, tho.
posted by sebastienbailard at 9:38 PM on October 14, 2010


Skygazer: These days they're electronic (e.g.) and presumably silent. There are 10,000-frames-per-second film cameras, though.
posted by hattifattener at 10:31 PM on October 14, 2010


So how do airplanes fly upside down?
posted by warbaby at 6:15 AM on October 15, 2010


Same way they fly rightside-up.
posted by pharm at 6:33 AM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


So how do airplanes fly upside down?

By taking off from a conveyor belt.
posted by inigo2 at 1:49 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


turn this airfoil upside down and the lift arrow points down. What's the opposite of lift? Fall? Well, then the airfoil is generating fall. And that's what the plane would do. Except they don't and planes can fly upside down, so how are they generating lift when the plane is upside down?
posted by warbaby at 2:23 PM on October 30, 2010


I can't tell if you're serious or trolling, warbaby. In case it's the former, the answer is by changing the angle of attack. This in fact is how most planes actual;ly get off the ground in the first place-- the pilot pulls the nose up, which changes the angle of attack to magnify the lift generated by the shape of the wing itself.
posted by dersins at 2:44 PM on October 30, 2010


warbaby: Aircraft can fly with symmetric airfoils, too. The reason is that the angle of attack varies, and so the stagnation point or separation point moves to a different point on the leading edge of the airfoil.

(If the diagram you linked to were in an aerodynamics text, this would probably be explained within a page or two of the diagram)
posted by hattifattener at 2:53 PM on October 30, 2010


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