Air/smoke flow past rotating cylinder
Dear students, you must have studied flow past stationary and rotating cylinder during your Aeronautical Engineering. However every student doesn't get a chance to actually do this experiment. I did not get such a chance when I did M.Tech at the IIT Madras and my AEC at the AFTC, Bangalore.
I firmly believe that students can learn a lot about Aerodynamics by doing flow-visualization experiments along with studying the theory.
Hence I requested my brilliant student Er. Ajit to make this experimental set-up and conduct this experiment for the benefit of the students. Here are the two experiments showing the streamline pattern past the stationary and rotating cylinder.