WATER FLOW OVER A MOUNTAIN - THE BERNOULLI CHANNEL
DEMONSTRATE BERNOULLI EFFECT, LEE WAVES, SHOCK-JUMP (BORE) FORMATION.
This demonstration uses a recirculating water flow channel in which water is driven over a smooth obstacle. The variables are flow rate (controlled by constricting the output tube on the pump), and flow level H, controlled by adjusting the outflow gate.
Connect as shown. The collection bucket usually sits on a chair under the outflow port. The pump sits on the floor below the bucket.. The tank is set on a table. For a large class image the obstacle regionn using the video camera. For best effect Kalliroscopic platelets may have to be added to the blue-dye water solution (or at least stir up the solution well before filling the bucket).
Parts in reality.
Warning: Do not close the exit gate down too much and leave unattended. The tank will probably overflow.
MOVIES AND EXPLANATION OF VARIOUS STATES THAT CAN BE OBSERVED.