Submitted by Richard Smith on February 1, 2013 - 11:21
Fluid news blast coming your way. Be the talk of dinner parties and impress your colleagues with stories about the latest Corvette aerodynamics, a chimney (more like a baffle really) to deflect pollutants around airports, rockets, jets (colored water jets that is), and aerodynamic truck trailers.
Submitted by Richard Smith on January 25, 2013 - 07:55
The BBC has run a four-part series on "How to make an F1 car" based on an interview with former Formula 1 car designer Gary Anderson. The series provides a great insight into the F1 design process and highlights the overriding importance of aerodynamics. Follow the links to read the full articles.
Anderson Designed 1991 JordanCrisp And Clean by StuSeeger, on Flickr
Submitted by Richard Smith on January 15, 2013 - 13:57
Fluid news time with a twist of heat transfer. Keep reading for stories on boundary layer visualization, how tree 'plumbing' limits tree height, how to focus heat like light, the F1 in Schools 2013 Championship venue announcement, how CFD helps elite athletes, and how NASCAR is becoming more like rocket science.
Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of a Boundary Layer
Submitted by Richard Smith on January 9, 2013 - 13:06
Are you ready for a blast of fluid news? Then feast your eyes on these stories of a new blimp-like aircraft, the concept design phase of an F1 car, a hydro-turbine, microfluidics, and affordable workshop cyclones.
Submitted by Richard Smith on January 2, 2013 - 20:02
With all the virtual-world CFD simulations I see it's always a thrill to see real-world applications of a similar configuration. This happened recently with a visit to Manchester, New Hampshire where I saw a solar panel array on a renovated cotton mill.
Solar Panel Array on a Mill BuildingManchester, New Hampshire
Submitted by Richard Smith on December 18, 2012 - 13:54
Aerodynamics news blast coming your way. Lots of car related news, along with small (nano) and large (airliner) flying machines, and rounded out by news of a Bill Nye "The Science Guy" Kickstarter flight game.
Submitted by Richard Smith on November 19, 2012 - 15:50
If you are into fluid dynamics then you have a real treat in store over the next couple of days. The American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) meeting is underway in San Diego and runs November 19-20, 2012. For a taster of the eagerly anticipated presentations here's a brief selection ranging from huddling penguins to knuckleball soccer kicks.
Submitted by Richard Smith on November 13, 2012 - 10:49
Another news blast, this time with an aerodynamics theme. Read on to discover how trucks can be more efficient, how racecars and bikes can go faster, and how to make a stunning McLaren ad. Hint - it's all down to aerodynamics.
Making of an Aerodynamics Themed McLaren AdScroll to the bottom of the page to see the finished ad