Inspiring the next generation is a key mission for LIFD. Fluid dynamics underpins almost everything in our lives, yet is often a hidden discipline in our school curriculum. Our researchers work closely with end-user partners to inspire curiosity and show how fluid dynamics affects the world around us. We are particularly interested in engaging school age children through interactive hands-on activities.
A novel outreach demonstration to visualise river flooding return periods. The model simulates a day every 10s and incorporates porous groundwater moorland draining into a river. Galton boards randomly determine rainfall amount and location, enabling visualisation of stochastic processes. (Image: O Bokhove, School of Mathematics)
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