Food-Based Fluid Dynamics

Culinary fluid dynamics is an area rich in phenomena.

The kitchen is a rich source of fluid physics. From cocktails to coffee, from crepes to tempura, food is full of physics. In fact, it’s not hard to relate almost any fluid phenomenon you can imagine to something that goes on in the kitchen. That’s why scientists managed to write a 77-page review article of culinary fluid dynamics. It’s even structured after a menu, carrying readers from the kitchen sink and cocktails all the way through a meal and the process of washing up afterward! (Image credit: top – S. Hsu, others – A. Mathijssen et al.; research credit: A. Mathijssen et al.; via APS Physics)

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