Aeroplane wing model, wind tunnel image

Aeroplane wing model, wind tunnel image

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Credit: DR GARY SETTLES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aeroplane wing model, coloured wind tunnel image. This low-speed airfoil (wing) model is being studied in a smoke-flow-visualization wind tunnel. When angled against the flow, as shown here, such an airfoil causes disturbance and visible turbulence (centre right) at the trailing edge.

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