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Future Of Aeronautical Simulation
2014-06-16 03:37:35

Jim Banke, NASA The right tool for the job. It's a platitude that is as true for garage tinkerers as it is for the NASA aeronautical innovators who are helping to design future airliners that will cut fuel consumption, reduce polluting emissions and fly more quietly. Yet at least in one area – namely computational fluid dynamics, or CFD – the design tools that helped give us the modern airliners flying today are not expected to be up to the challenge in the future without some...

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...

2014-01-15 08:21:18

EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) announced today that high-speed wind tunnel tests have started for the Boeing 777X. Testing began last week at Boeing's Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle. Last month, engineers started wind tunnel tests at QinetiQ's facility in Farnborough, U.K., where testing of the low-speed performance of the airplane continues. "This is another important step forward in the development of the 777X," said Terry Beezhold, vice...

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...

Nothing Bugging NASA Aeronautical Researchers
2013-04-25 12:43:54

NASA [ Watch The Video Meet NASA´s Bug Team ] NASA's gutsiest scientists say they don't get bugged no matter what kind of sticky situation they find themselves smashed into. The preceding dose of hyperbole is brought to you by a team of folks at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia who are studying ways to prevent the remains of insect impacts from adhering to the wing of an aircraft in flight. While the effort is undeniably a goldmine for puns, the research is serious...


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