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NASA Focuses On Supsersonic Shockwaves
2013-09-13 16:33:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New images released by NASA depict actual shockwaves in vivid colors emanating from a plane flying at supersonic speed. Using a twin telescope and digital camera system on the ground at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, scientists created schlieren images, which show density variations in air and other transparent media. Special illumination in the images mark changes in the density of the air, revealing the shockwaves....

Two Vortices Seen Circling Newborn Tropical Storm Man-yi's Center
2013-09-13 15:16:36

NASA NASA's Terra satellite passed over newborn Tropical Storm Man-yi and captured and image that clearly showed two vortices rotating around a large center of circulation. Man-yi formed on Sept. 12 in the northwestern Pacific Ocean as the sixteenth tropical depression and by Sept. 13 it strengthened into a tropical storm. When NASA's Terra satellite passed over newborn Tropical Storm Man-yi in the northwestern Pacific Ocean on Sept. 13 at 01:15 UTC, the Moderate Resolution Imaging...

2013-09-03 23:27:48

Horton's new WindShift™ WSC and WSD blade designs are engineered to fit in compact spaces, provide less deflection and higher performance. Roseville, MN (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Horton’s WindShift™ product line now offers more fan configurations, including a wider selection of computer-optimized blades. The new WindShift WSC and WSD blade designs provide maximum efficiency in low-restriction airflow applications such as HVAC, ventilation, stationary power generators, auxiliary...

2013-08-23 23:02:13

AirPro Fan and Blower Co. has added a new backward curved fan to its line of premium industrial fans. The robust fan can be used for a variety of high-pressure applications, including thermal oxidizers, scrubbers, baghouses, forced draft, induced draft, drying kilns, and pulp and paper machines. Rhinelander, WI (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Rhinelander, Wis.-based AirPro Fan and Blower Co. recently expanded its product line to include a new backward curved fan. This high-performance fan can...


Latest Aerodynamics Reference Libraries

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2010-11-24 15:29:37

The boomerang is a flying tool, made of wood or carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, with a curved shape that is often used as a weapon or for sport. They have also been made of bones and come in many different shapes and sizes depending on their geographic or tribal origins and their intended function. The most commonly recognizable type is the returning boomerang which travels in an elliptical path and returns to its point of origin. The returning boomerang has lopsided wings in order to create...

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2009-07-18 15:30:33

A Vortex (plural: vortices) is a spinning, often turbulent, mass of flowing fluid. Any spiral movement with a closed streamline is considered vortex flow. The speed and rate of rotation of a vortex is always greatest at the center, with progressively decreasing speed away from the center. The fluid pressure is lowest in the center of the vortex, and rises further from the center (Bernoulli's Principle). The core of a vortex is sometimes visible due to a plume of water vapor caused by...

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2009-07-18 12:56:04

Turbulence (or turbulent flow) is characterized by chaotic, random property changes. Turbulence occurs with low momentum diffusion (spreading of atmospheric properties), high momentum convection (vertical transference of atmospheric properties), and rapid variation of pressure and velocity in both space and time. A flow that is not turbulent is known as laminar flow. A vortex moving at low speeds will most likely cause laminar flow, and as speeds increase a transition is made to turbulent...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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