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Penn Research Helps to Show How Turbulence Can Occur Without Inertia
April 29, 2013
For more than a century, the field of fluid mechanics has posited that turbulence scales with inertia, and so massive things, like planes, have an easier time causing it. Now, research led by engineers at the University of Pennsylvania has shown that this transition to turbulence can occur without inertia at all.
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