Research reveals patterns in turbulence

09/30/2013 | ASME.org

Turbulence, the apparently chaotic movement of fluids as objects progress through them, may not be such a mystery after all. Patterns can be discerned, as revealed in research by Beverley McKeon, a professor of aeronautics and associate director of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology. "The potential for control is quite strong. Already, the model can be tweaked to change the flow. We know we can talk to the turbulence," McKeon said.

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