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« on: July 14, 2017, 01:38:42 PM »

Would love to know what a turbulator looks like!

http://renews.biz/107826/lm-conducts-tip-top-test/
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 04:03:51 PM »

Would love to know what a turbulator looks like!

A turbulator is typically a bit of wire stretched above a foil surface. It makes the flow turbulent instead of laminar so that it stays attached to the foil for longer, which is good.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 04:12:10 PM »

I think they will all do it eventually. The Zanussi-heads have been experimenting with copying nature to our benefit for a while now. When you look at the wing-tips of a soaring bird raptors etc, all the big ones have mini 'winglets', ie feathers.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 10:37:58 PM »

There are photos of the different tips at https://www.lmwindpower.com/en/stories-and-press/stories/innovation/innotip-at-the-tip-of-innovation

They use a different type of turbulator but with the same goal.
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