Latest Aerodynamics Stories

2013-03-14 23:02:26

Nielson-Kellerman (NK) creator and manufacturer of Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters has partnered with Applied Ballistics, Inc. to launch a new line of Kestrel Ballistics Weather Meter line of products. Troy, MI (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 Nielson-Kellerman (NK) creator and manufacturer of Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters has partnered with Applied Ballistics, Inc. to launch a new line of Kestrel Ballistics Weather Meter line of products, KestrelMeters.com recently reported....

Vortex Knot Created By Physicists
2013-03-04 12:29:46

University of Chicago [ Watch The Video Tying a Vortex Ring into a Knot ] University of Chicago physicists have succeeding in creating a vortex knot–a feat akin to tying a smoke ring into a knot. Linked and knotted vortex loops have existed in theory for more than a century, but creating them in the laboratory had previously eluded scientists. Vortex knots should, in principle, be persistent, stable phenomena. "The unexpected thing is that they're not," said Dustin Kleckner, a...

2013-02-27 10:40:31

People think of wind as an energy source with few limits, offering an unending power source with distinct capacity advantages over sources that deplete, such as fossil fuel. Yet, new research in mesoscale atmospheric modeling by UNC Charlotte's Amanda S. Adams and Harvard University's David W. Keith, published Monday in the journal Environmental Research Letters, suggests that the power capacity of large-scale wind farms may have been significantly overestimated. With large-scale wind...

Robotic Bat Wing Created By Brown University Team
2013-02-22 06:10:26

[ Watch the Video: Researchers Build A Robotic Bat Wing ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Searching for the secrets of bat flight, researchers have built a robotic bat wing which mimics the wing shape and motion of the lesser dog-faced fruit bat. The wing is designed to flap when attached to a force transducer - which records the aerodynamic forces generated by the moving wind - in a wind tunnel. Researchers can then evaluate the energy required to execute wing...

2013-02-12 14:51:38

A new approach is available for real-time monitoring of the structural health of wind turbine components during exposure to turbulences Physicists have now developed a new method for analyzing the elastic characteristics of mechanical structures subjected to disturbances, akin to the turbulences affecting wind turbines. These results are about to be published in EPJ B by Philip Rinn and his colleagues at the ForWind Center for Wind Energy Research at the University of Oldenburg, Germany....

Latest Aerodynamics Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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