News tagged with aircraft engine

Testing turbines to save energy

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. But a little knowledge can also be comforting. For anyone who has sat on a jet airplane at takeoff, tense and sweaty-palmed, wondering how in the world this gigantic assemblage ...

dateNov 18, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Loudspeakers in jet engines

Unless one is attending an aeronautics convention or going on a trip, noise associated with aircraft engines is rarely tolerable. Different means of significantly reducing that noise are being tested by EPFL's Electromagnetics ...

dateSep 05, 2014 in Engineering
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Volcanic ash can threaten air traffic

The presence of volcanic ash in the upper atmosphere presents multiple threats to aviation. It not only reduces visibility and abrades the exposed areas of the aircraft, the fine particles can also endanger the operation ...

dateJun 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Designing a super-aerodynamic wing

( —Air travel may be fast and convenient, but exhaust from the millions of flights that take-off and land each year worldwide is having an impact on the health of the planet. Fortunately, a Ryerson researcher is ...

dateOct 28, 2013 in Engineering
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