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Expect Bumpier Flights As Climate Change Progresses
2013-04-09 09:42:59

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online ““¦ And as a reminder, the captain recommends that you keep your seatbelt fastened while seated throughout the flight.” The above was once regarded as overly cautious advice. However, new research from the University of Reading indicates that keeping your seatbelt fastened may become a strict and necessary requirement for those crossing the Atlantic in the coming decades. Their analysis of climate change...

Validating Kolmogorov's Theory Of Turbulence - Modifications May Be Needed
2013-04-04 05:19:11

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman once declared that turbulence is “the most important unsolved problem in classical physics.” The phenomenon of turbulence is quite common, apparent in the flow of air in our atmosphere, or the rise of smoke from a cigarette. Yet, a mathematical description of turbulence has continued to escape scientists, despite having been studied for hundreds of years. In 1941 Soviet...

Understanding The Nature Of Turbulence Gases In Planet-forming Protoplanetary Disks
2013-04-03 11:15:12

University of Tennessee's National Institute for Computational Sciences Many newly formed stars are surrounded by what are called protoplanetary disks, swirling masses of warm dust and gas that can constitute the core of a developing solar system. Proof of the existence of such disks didn´t come until 1994, when the Hubble telescope examined young stars in the Orion Nebula. Protoplanetary disks may potentially become celestial bodies such as planets and asteroids. But just how they...

2013-02-12 20:20:25

MADRID, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has applied hundreds of thousands of research measurements made by Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] WindTracer(®) Doppler lidar to redefine flight rules, achieving major efficiency enhancements at U.S. airports. The FAA granted approval for San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to conduct dependent arrival operations on their closely spaced parallel runway...

2013-02-07 23:01:00

DietsAndFitnessGuides.com releases a review of Craig Ballantyne's Turbulence Training system which promises users a proven method for burning fat and gaining muscle with time efficient home workouts. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 Turbulence Training has become one of the most popular fitness programs for busy men and women looking to lose fat quickly, provoking a review by DietsAndFitnessGuides.com's Vince Delmonico. "Turbulence Training creator Craig Ballantyne is a thought...

Improving Wave Forecasts
2012-10-31 18:06:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Oceanographers from the U.S. Navy are using ocean wave research to help improve forecasts. Naval oceanography can provide information critical for combat disciplines, and today U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) physicists at the Remote Sensing Division will continue to improve the integrity of these forecasts. "Current state-of-the-art ocean wave forecasting numerical models do not take this mechanism into account," Dr....

2012-09-24 06:23:07

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- " She knew she could not contest the decision; she had to accept it. If she didn't she would be marked as an outcast and thrown out of the house. There would be no place she could go. In her mind, the image of love was always around one person. Was it that he did not find her love strong enough, not passionate enough, that he could share her so easily?..." What would you do if your beloved husband told you that he would share you with...

2012-02-21 11:20:00

TROY, Mich., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., today announced the release of AcuSolve V1.8b, a powerful new version of its industry-leading finite element based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software within the HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering solutions. The advanced analysis tool, which offers superior robustness, speed and accuracy for analyzing complex designs driven by multiphysics and multidisciplinary simulations, introduces many new...

2011-09-15 07:00:00

One of Hollywoodâs most terrifying new films, Tape 407, features footage that feels too real for reality and too disturbing for fiction. The film opens with two teenagers flying from New York to Los Angeles on New Years Eve. Their nightmare begins when their plane hits extreme turbulence mid-flight. The relentless weather attack causes panic and terror amongst the passengers until the plane ultimately crashes in a remote government-testing area. The handful of survivors from...

Mariner 5
2011-08-29 04:27:56

  Turbulence Doesn´t Go With The Flow Research led by astrophysicists at the University of Warwick has resolved a 40 year old problem with observations of turbulence in the solar wind first made by the probe Mariner Five. The research resolves an issue with what is by far the largest and most interesting natural turbulence lab accessible to researchers today. Our current understanding tells us that turbulence in the solar wind should not be affected by the speed and...


Latest Turbulence Reference Libraries

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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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