TITLE

Flying on a wing and a flipper

AUTHOR(S)
Excell, Jon
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);5/1/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7651, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on U.S. researchers' development of an aircraft wing design based on the flippers of the humpback whale. Wind tunnel tests on model whale flippers; Creation of two scale models of humpback pectoral flippers; Claim that a wing design based on the whale's bumpy flipper will produce more lift, less drag and will not stall as quickly.
ACCESSION #
13130184

 

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