Aerodynamics

HPC System Hornet Ready to Serve Highest Computational Demands

Supercomputer Hornet of the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) is ready for extreme-scale computing challenges. The newly installed HPC system…

What makes flying snakes such gifted gliders?

Animal flight behavior is an exciting frontier for engineers to both apply knowledge of aerodynamics and to learn from nature's solutions to operating in the…

Figuring Out Flow Dynamics

Turbulence is all around us—in the patterns that natural gas makes as it swirls through a transcontinental pipeline or in the drag that occurs as a plane soars…

Jump rope aerodynamics

Jump ropes are used by kids for fun and by athletes for training. But what about the underlying physics? How do jump ropes work? Can important engineering…

Computer simulations explain the limitations of working memory

One of the findings they have made with this “model brain” is a mechanism in the brain´s neuronal network that restricts the number of items we can normally…

Southampton wind tunnel blows Gold in Beijing

The world-renowned Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics (WUMTIA) has carried out wind tunnel testing to accelerate the development of…