Fledgling aeronautical engineers learn from nature’s aviators

Posted on March 06, 2023

Researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering are finding ways to make air travel cheaper, cleaner and faster. In their quest to develop an aircraft that automatically adapts its flight behaviour as it encounters unpredictable weather, they are studying the behaviour of the albatross, one of the most energy-efficient travellers in the animal kingdom. In the process, technology and transdisciplinary collaboration is allowing nature to inspire design.

Read more about their efforts in the latest edition of EBIT's research magazine - Edition 17 of Innovate magazine:  Innovate (Issue 17, 2022)

Scanning an albatross wing in UP's Wind Tunnel Labs

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