Three Rod Mixer Team Members: Tony Nelson, and Scot Gilbert Advisor: Dr. Mark Stremler Project Image Here The goal of this project is to create a highefficiency, low energy mixer that provides both gentle and thorough mixing of a variety of viscous fluids. We are applying the concepts of topological chaos and pseudo-Anosov mixing to the problem of stirring high viscosity fluids. Design Overview: -Design a device that can mix high viscosity fluids thoroughly and efficiently. -Use computer modeling (FLUENT) and theoretical stress analysis to optimize design decisions. -Make an initial prototype based on theoretical results. -Test initial prototype for thoroughness of mixing, energy efficiency, and mixing speed. -Build a final model based on the results from the original prototype and test it.