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Researchers gain new insight into turbulence that could lead to significant savings in energy use [Registered]

Researcher from UK and US have developed a new understanding of how turbulence works, which could help to optimise vehicle performance and save billions in global energy costs. Recently, they developed a new and improved way of predicting the composition of turbulence near walls, which could lead to significant fuel savings, as a large amount of energy is consumed by ships and planes, for example, to counteract turbulence-induced drag. Finding a way to reduce the drag by 30% could save the global economy billions of dollars in fuel costs and associated emissions annually. Wall turbulence develops when fluids-liquid or gas-flow…

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