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2013-12-09 00:20:11

SEATTLE, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] announced today that low-speed wind tunnel tests have begun for the Boeing 777X, a major milestone in airplane development. "This is the first major development milestone for the program since we launched the program last month," said Terry Beezhold, vice president and chief project engineer of the 777X program. "Wind tunnel testing will validate our performance models and generate a vast amount of data that our engineering teams...

2013-12-05 04:20:22

HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has been awarded a six-year contract to provide maintenance services for a GE Frame 7EA gas turbine at a manufacturing facility in Texas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130305/MM71988LOGO) Wood Group GTS' maintenance management solution for this contract features all major maintenance services, including parts, repairs, field services, and the installation of monitoring and diagnostics technology to provide...

2013-12-03 23:22:55

Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) Announces an Instructor Training Resource for Airlines to Comprehensively Comply with FAA Part 121 Subsection N and O Requirements on Stall and Upset Recovery Training for US Air Carriers – Effectively Delivered Stall and Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid (AURTA) Instruction to Aircrews Mitigates the Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) Threat to the Traveling Public, the Leading Cause of Crash-Related Fatalities in Commercial Aviation Worldwide over...

2013-11-26 04:20:26

HOUSTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has been awarded a $5.5M contract by one of the largest Southeast US power providers. The award consists of multiple ECOMAX(®) combustion tuning systems and combustion dynamics monitoring systems (CDMS) for a 7FA fleet of gas turbines. This automated tuning technology was installed at two sites in 2013, with the remaining three sites scheduled for 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130305/MM71988LOGO) ECOMAX is a...

2013-11-18 23:26:42

iFLY, the world’s leader in vertical wind tunnel manufacturing and operations, announces today that its newest indoor skydiving location in North Texas is ready to commence flight operations. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 iFLY, the world’s leader in vertical wind tunnel manufacturing and operations, announces today that its newest indoor skydiving location in North Texas is ready to commence flight operations. iFLY Dallas is the second indoor skydiving facility to open in...

2013-11-18 08:33:14

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mach 1 Development, Inc. ("Mach 1") today announced that Bill Kalogeros has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. In this role, Mr. Kalogeros will be responsible for implementing Mach 1's overall sales strategies as well as driving revenue for DocuTRACER®, Mach 1's software that enables organizations to tag, track, and trace the real-time creation, movement, genealogy and chain-of-custody of digital documents. Mr. Kalogeros...

2013-11-18 08:23:40

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Wind Power (BWP) announced completion of a third-party review of its wind power technologies and cost of energy (COE) model. The independent assessment analyzed the technological and commercial risks associated with BWP's direct drive generator, and resulted in an estimated 12-22 percent cost of energy advantage relative to four of the industry's most common drivetrains. "BWP's proprietary technologies represent significant...

Scientists To Present Theory On Longevity Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
2013-11-14 17:55:46

[ Watch the Video: The Mystery Behind Jupiter's Long-lived Storm ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A defining mark of Jupiter, the Great Red Spot, should have disappeared centuries ago, according to prevailing theories. A new model being presented at the 66th Annual Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting in Pittsburgh next week provides a possible explanation for why the turbulent red vortex has lasted so long. "Based on current theories, the Great Red Spot...

2013-11-14 16:20:13

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Ames Research Center and NASA's Langley Research Center, in partnership with The Boeing Co., have completed wind tunnel testing of a full-scale Boeing 757 vertical tail model equipped with active flow control technology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A major objective of the tests was to show active flow control can enhance the performance of a vertical tail enough to enable future...

Tests Of 757 Vertical Tail With Advanced Technology Completed
2013-11-14 16:12:24

NASA NASA's Ames Research Center and NASA's Langley Research Center, in partnership with The Boeing Co., have completed wind tunnel testing of a full-scale Boeing 757 vertical tail model equipped with active flow control technology. A major objective of the tests was to show active flow control can enhance the performance of a vertical tail enough to enable future designers to reduce the size of the structure for a whole family of airplanes. That could reduce the penalties related to...


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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