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2014-04-04 23:42:46

US wind turbine manufacturer Argosy Wind Power moved its global headquarters, production, and manufacturing facility to a larger Aurora, Ohio location. Growing demands for their permanent magnet wind turbines for government FIT tariffs in the UK, Asia, Europe and South America required upgraded an upgraded facility to handle higher production demand and ease logistical concerns. Aurora, OH (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Argosy Wind Power’s world headquarters has moved its Global Headquarters to...

2014-04-01 12:26:08

Simulation in the "Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy" provides new insight into best arrangement of wind turbines on large installations WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As wind farms grow in importance across the globe as sources of clean, renewable energy, one key consideration in their construction is their physical design -- spacing and orienting individual turbines to maximize their efficiency and minimize any "wake effects," where the swooping...

2014-03-27 08:27:26

The industry's first 'Ultra Low Speed' generator, for increasing swept area at low wind speed sites, utilizes BWP's ability to generate an exceptionally low cost of torque LOUISVILLE, Colo., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Wind Power (BWP), a developer of advanced permanent magnet generators and full power converter technology for utility-scale wind turbines, announced an expansion of its product portfolio for onshore and offshore applications. Originally focused on developing...

2014-03-26 08:23:04

The second large-scale power generation project announced by APR Energy in Asia Pacific region in the last month JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, today announces the signing of a mobile gas turbine contract to provide fast-track power to an industrial customer in the South Pacific. The plant will comprise mobile gas turbines producing a guaranteed 60MW and will power the customer's mining operations....

2014-03-24 08:22:47

DUBLIN, Mar. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k34s35/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International and Chinese Wind Turbine Tower Industry" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) 'Concise Analysis of the International and Chinese Wind Turbine Tower Industry' is a professional and in-depth research report on the global wind turbine tower...

2014-03-18 08:24:01

IRVINE, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ENER-CORE, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR), whose proprietary Gradual Oxidation technology and equipment generates clean electric power from low quality and waste gases, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted ENCR its fifth and sixth patents. U.S. Patent 8,671,658, titled Oxidizing Fuel, addresses various alternative arrangements for the Oxidizer to operate, including a number of internal functions that the Oxidizer provides, and...

Lockheed Martin future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines under the wings and one on top of the fuselage
2014-03-18 05:44:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly a decade ago, the French Concorde landed for the last time at Heathrow Airport. Commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as your lost luggage ever since. This hasn't stopped NASA from searching for solutions that will get supersonic passenger travel up and going once again. Aerospace engineers have made significant progress in their understanding of supersonic flight since the Concorde folded up its wings, but one...

2014-03-12 08:33:56

Integrated fiberglass solutions help OEMs reduce cost of energy generated by on- and off-shore wind turbines PARIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, today introduced an enhanced WindStrand(®) Type 30(®) roving products platform for weaving fabrics at the JEC Europe show and conferences. This new product range is designed to deliver productivity and performance benefits to OEMs...

flying Paradise tree snake
2014-03-05 04:36:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The flying Paradise tree snakes of lowland Asia are renowned for their ability to glide from tree to tree and a new study in the journal Physics of Fluids has shown that these reptiles ride tiny vortices of air that give them a little extra boost. The study expanded on previous research that showed the snakes get an extra boost of lift when facing the air flow at a certain angle. “After experiments uncovered this, we decided to...

2014-03-04 12:24:07

A team of researchers exploring the aerodynamics of flying snakes finds that whirls of wind, the little vortices surrounding it, give them an extra lift. WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animal flight behavior is an exciting frontier for engineers to both apply knowledge of aerodynamics and to learn from nature's solutions to operating in the air. Flying snakes are particularly intriguing to researchers because they lack wings or any other features that remotely...


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
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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.