Tag Archives: aerodynamic

Wingtip Treatments

Richard Whitcomb was an aerodynamicist at NASA who pioneered a number of technologies that benefit the aviation world today.  One of those was his development of winglets.  These are the wingtip treatments that improve lift to drag ratio and climb … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Does 40 Years of Design Get You?

The Boeing 747-8 has not been a terribly successful program.  Boeing decided to update the 747 family with new engines and revisions to the wing along with a stretch to the fuselage.  The resulting jet was delayed by its own … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aerodynamic Specialties

These days you will struggle to come across a car that has not undergone extensive aerodynamic optimization. Even those cars that look like they have deliberately avoided an aerodynamically efficient shape will actually have undergone considerable testing to make sure … Continue reading

Posted in Bay Area, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment