TITLE

Top of the pops

AUTHOR(S)
Knight, Helen
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);5/3/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7674, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that aeronautics engineers at Imperial College, led by Jonathan Morrison, are working with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to develop a responsive surface for aircraft wings. Ability of the surface to adapt to the airflow around it to reduce drag; Minimization of carbon dioxide emissions; Potential elimination of the need for flaps; Surface to have dimples made of electroactive polymer which can be made to pop down or up.
ACCESSION #
17814584

 

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