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THE SCIENCE OF MIXING - Fluid Dynamics

In physics, fluid dynamics is a subdiscipline of fluid mechanics that deals with fluid flow—the natural science of fluids (liquids or gases) in motion. It has several subdisciplines itself, including hydrodynamics (the study of liquids in motion). Fluid dynamics has a wide range of applications, including calculating forces and movements determining the mass flow rate of liquid,  this includes weather patterns, understanding nebulae in interstellar space and modelling fission weapon detonation. Some of its principles are even used in traffic engineering, where traffic is treated as a continuous fluid.

Fluid dynamics offers a systematic structure, which underlies these practical disciplines, that embraces empirical and semi-empirical laws derived from flow measurement and used to solve practical problems. The solution to a fluid dynamics problem typically involves calculating various properties of the fluid, such as velocity, pressure, weight and density.   We use these principles along with chemistry mixing laws to create the necessary continual flow of movement creating maximum agitation which helps pulverize and churn to whip mixing contents.

In fluid dynamics, turbulence or turbulent flow is a flow regime characterized by chaotic property changes. This includes low momentum diffusion, high momentum convection, and rapid variation of pressure and velocity in space and time.

What is turbulence?

To understand turbulence, it’s important to first define flow: a flow is the continuous movement of a fluid, i.e. either a liquid or a gas, from one place to another. There exist two types of flows; laminar flows and turbulent flows. Laminar flow is a 'simple' flow while a turbulent flow is a 'complicated' flow. A simple experiment defines the two. Open the faucet of your kitchen sink. The stream of water that emerges is smooth and regular. Smooth because all the water molecules move at the same speed in the same direction. This is called a laminar flow. Furthermore, if you did not open the faucet too much, the water will also flow down the drain in a laminar flow. Now place a cup under the stream of water emerging from the faucet. Although the stream is still laminar, the flow pattern of the water in the sink has become complicated. This is because now the water molecules tend to move in different directions at different speeds. This flow is turbulent.

Our patented mixing system works to create turbulent flows and forces which insure the complete destruction of protein powder, providing consistent mixing results regardless of powder type used. The harder and faster the Atomic Mixer is shaken, the greater the turbulent forces created. We’ve learned however that a simple, gentle shake is all that’s necessary to emulsify your powder completely. You’ll just create less froth. Experiment for yourself. Do you like more froth or less? Either way, you’ll never worry about clumps of dry powder again!

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