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New kind of wing design to handle turbulence

Postby lederhosen » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:25 am

This article describes a wing design which is supposed to be good in turbulence:

https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/rob ... all-drones

It looks like it could be good for hydrofoil builds. Has anybody tried something like it? Or is there a reason why this would not work in water?

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Re: New kind of wing design to handle turbulence

Postby tomtom » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:51 am

I think it is not directly transferable - much different Reynolds number. But interersting. We have much less problem with flow separations because denser medium
All IMO and im interested in others opinion!

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Re: New kind of wing design to handle turbulence

Postby fluidity » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:32 am

As per the area I shaded in yellow, I don't think the turbulence shown correlates with the behaviour of water.
Also, the very thin wing section is doable in the drones by carrying the batteries in thin form as part of the wings, in foils supporting weight of gear and person the thin wing would buckle.
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