David Schmidt

From the Boffins - Shower Power

From The Boffins
Shower power

David Schmidt, an engineer at Massachusetts University, wanted to learn why his shower curtain wrapped itself around him when he washed. To explain this common phenomenon, he made a computer model of his bathroom that divided the shower area into 50,000 units. The software revealed that the shower spray created a vortex, and a low-pressure region at its centre sucked the shower curtain inwards. (from The Sunday Times 2005)

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