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Experimental tests in wind tunnels have been traditionally employed as a fundamental tool to evaluate aerodynamic and aeroelastic effects due to wind action on civil engineering structures, such as bridges and slender buildings. In the last decades, due to the versatility presented [...]

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Shape optimization is a largely studied problem in aeronautics. It can be applied to many disciplines in this field, namely efficiency improvement of engine blades, noise reduction of engine nozzles, or reduction of the fuel consumption of aircraft. Optimization for general purposes [...]

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Presents a numerical strategy for the aerodynamic analysis of large buildings, with an application to the simulation of the air flow within a telescope building. The finite element formulation [...]

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This work presents the design of a folded Krüger device under realistic geometrical requirements for a wing with hybrid laminar flow control (HLFC). A focus is laid on the investigation of the trade-off between space allocation of the retracted Krüger and the aerodynamic high-lift [...]

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Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) enable fuel savings by re-using kinetic and potential energy that was recovered and stored in a battery during braking or driving down hill. Besides, the vehicle itself can be seen as a storage device, where kinetic energy can be stored and retrieved [...]

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The article is devoted to highlight the challenges, bottlenecks and possible solutions of VHF antenna integrated into a winglet from both the designer‘s and the airframer‘s perspective. We look into pros and cons specific for different antenna solutions and discuss ways how to [...]