Bypassing the need for prohibitively difficult wind tunnel tests, Pino Martin, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and her research group created powerful computer simulations that show how air behaves at speeds greater than 5,000 miles per hour and temperatures of nearly 14,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Understanding air flow under these conditions is critical for creating a new class of jet engines that are far more powerful than anything available today. [Excerpted from Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) news release composed by Hilary Parker and published online April 07, 2008.] For the full article click here.
April 7, 2008