Auckland University students thinks use wind tunnels for testing

Auckland University students thinks use wind tunnels for testing http://ift.tt/29WZuia Auckland University students thinks use wind tunnels for testing How should cyclists best bend to reduce drag and how do new concrete or timber shear walls respond to severe earthquakes? The answers are being revealed at Auckland University's Newmarket engineering campus, where two huge wind tunnels and Australasia's biggest strong wall are being used in experiments, research and tests. Professor Richard Flay from the department of mechanical engineering and a specialist in the ...

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Vic-Maui: The Sleigh Ride Begins

The 2308 nm Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race is hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club. The fleet of 22 entrants had four staggered starts on July 9, 10, 11, and 12. Here is a report from the race office on July 15… A Marathon Not a Sprint The wind continues to blow and all boats are sailing in perfect Vic-Maui conditions. With winds over 20 kts, all boats have the spinnakers up and are broad reaching at top speed. Each boat seems to have picked a lane and all are pointing more or less at Maui. The trick will be staying in the ...

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Fleet Growth for Chicago Mac Race

Chicago, IL (July 15, 2016) – With just one week to go until the start of the 108th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust, 326 boats have registered for the 333-mile race. The sprint from Chicago to Mackinac Island, MI kicks off on Saturday, July 23, 2016. More than 3,000 sailors from throughout the Midwest and across the country are participating in the event. Then a select group of 33 racers will be travelling from as far New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and Singapore. There are 24 new entries this year – either new skippers entering the ...

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