This summer project seeks to further understand the science underlying this zippering instability. To do this, the undergraduate will conduct the following tasks under advising from a PhD student and the PI, Prof. Chris Boyce:
1. Conduct experiments varying gas injection conditions to understand how these affect the zippering patterns
2. Conduct experiments varying the fluid properties to understand how these affect the zippering patterns
3. Conduct data post-processing to quantify the zippering structure
4. Conduct computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of the phenomena
Direct Supervisor: Chris Boyce
Experience Requirements: None
This project does not require any background experience in coding, lab work, data processing or coursework. Rather, the project seeks to help the student learn these skills.