Rotating table


  • Rotation speed: from 0.01 to 10 rad/s with an accuracy of ± 0.005 rad/s (0.095 to 95 rpm).
  • Optional: sinusoidal variation of rotation speed in time.
  • Magnetically driven: no belt, rapid acceleration and deceleration.
  • Flat table surface with a diameter of 1.7 m.
  • Laser can be co-rotating.
  • Connections to rotating frame: rotary water joint, slip-ring array, optical data transfer

Selection of publications involving this device:

Rajaei, H., Joshi, P.R., Alards, K.M.J., Kunnen, R.P.J., Toschi, F. & Clercx, H.J.H. (2016). Transitions in turbulent rotating convection: A Lagrangian perspective. Physical Review E, 93(4):043129.

Shirsath, S.S., Padding, J.T., Clercx, H.J.H. & Kuipers, J.A.M. (2015). Cross-validation of 3D particle tracking velocimetry for the study of granular flows down rotating chutes. Chemical Engineering Science, 134, 312-323.

Castello, Del, L. & Clercx, H.J.H. (2011). Lagrangian acceleration of passive tracers in statistically steady rotating turbulence. Physical Review Letters, 107(21):214502.

Durán Matute, M., Albagnac, J., Kamp, L.P.J. & Heijst, van, G.J.F. (2010). Dynamics and structure of decaying shallow dipolar vortices. Physics of Fluids, 22(11):116606.

Bokhoven, van, L.J.A., Clercx, H.J.H., Heijst, van, G.J.F. & Trieling, R.R. (2009). Experiments on rapidly rotating turbulent flows. Physics of Fluids, 21(9):096601.

Kunnen, R.P.J., Clercx, H.J.H. & Geurts, B.J. (2008). Enhanced vertical inhomogeneity in turbulent rotating convection. Physical Review Letters, 101(17):174501.