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Smart wing design through turbulence control at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014

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Smart wing design through turbulence control: science imitating nature exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014. Flow Control Research Group Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London. Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT). Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie (LAPLACE). Smartwing Morphing Centre (SMC). Feat. Dr Matthew Santer, Imperial College London. Progress in turbulence, mechanics of materials and control is enabling scientists to improve aerodynamic performance by imitating nature in reducing aircraft noise and air resistance to flight itself. 'Smart' bio-inspired technologies together with new dynamically controlled aerodynamic shapes are making flight more environmentally friendly, economically attractive and even safer. The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014 was held 1-6 July 2014 at the Royal Society in London. Find out more: http://sse.royalsociety.org/2014/