Online simulation of a ripple tank


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/28/online-simulation-of-a-ripple.html


#2

Oddly enough, this does not appear to already exist in Xscreensaver.


#3

Expected nipple tank, am disappoint.


#4

That is pretty damned cool, although I’m still fairly partial to the WebGL Fluid Experiment

https://haxiomic.github.io/GPU-Fluid-Experiments/html5/?q=UltraHigh


#5

aha, Yes! Came here to say the same. That is indeed a beautiful thing - (surprisingly it seems to run really well on my mobile browser, possibly smoother than desktop OS’s).

To be fair, I believe that the OP ripple tank and Fluid Experiment demonstrate different effects though. Continuously-driven-at-frequency radiation patterns vs. particle-interaction-in-fluid-suspension-with-inertia or some such.


#6

Dammit BoingBoing, you’d better not crash Paul Falstad’s servers… I’ve been using those applets to teach physics for 15 years and if they ever go away I am SCREWED.

(That baby on the homepage is probably in college by now.)


#7

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