Fluid News: Corvette Aerodynamics, Airports, Rockets, Jets, and Trailers

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.

Chevrolet Explains the Aerodynamics Behind the 2014 Corvette Stingray

The company takes a look at how drag has been improved significantly via the air ducts on the hood, while the rear-quarter inlets have been implemented to cool the rear-mounted transmission. Read more >>

'Virtual Chimney' Technology Could Reduce Impact of Airport Pollution

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) believes that simple 'blast' fences called baffles could deliver improvements in air quality for people living near airports. Read more >>

Blue Origin: Quiet Plans for Spaceships

NASA has provided Blue Origin with more than $25 million in contracts for the Commercial Crew Development program, which is working to develop privately funded space vehicles to bring people to the International Space Station. Read more >>

Liquid Jets Aren't What They Seem

A colored water jet photo won Alexander Albrecht of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque first prize in the 2012 After Image photo contest run by Optics & Photonics News. The water looks like it is dyed different colors, but the color comes from red, green and blue lasers. Read more >>

Aerodynamic Trailer Developed to Reduce Fuel Costs, Carbon Footprint

Truck and trailer body manufacturer Serco has collaborated with retail group Spar South Africa to develop a prototype of a new concept trailer, designed to help reduce fuel costs as well as carbon dioxide emissions, while simultaneously being highly practical to load. Read more >>