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OpenFlume: designing an accessible flow tank

June 22, 2024 4:00-4:20 PM

Talk Track 2

OpenFlume is a bench top flow tank designed for fluid mechanics research in the Harris Lab. Throughout the process of building OpenFlume we ran into many challenges; from technical details of acrylic tank fabrication to what CAD software to use, getting the project certified by OSHWA, making generalizable build documentation, and finally preparing for publication in an open hardware journal. Come hear about our research and why we choose to make it open source!