MASSIVE Research Stories: Turbulence

MASSIVE Research Stories: Turbulence

Engineers are closer to understanding, and therefore manipulating, invisible aerodynamic drag forces, that cause an estimated 50 per cent of transportation fuel to be lost before we can use it.

Professor Julio Soria, Director of Monash University's Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace and Combustion (LTRAC), said the technology to visualise these forces, which by causing drag or wind resistance, waste energy, was now available. Understanding how these forces operate and controlling them could lead to significant financial and environmental savings. Please see the MASSIVE website for more details.