Sweeping Air Devices For Greener Planes

News Writer:
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Left to right: Emilio Graff, Research Project Manager in Aerospace, Manager Lucas Wind Tunnel, Israel Wygnanski, Professor from the University of Arizona and Morteza Gharib, Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering; Director, Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences; Vice Provost Credit: Lance Hayashida/Caltech
Researchers at Caltech have developed a system that could make some airplanes more fuel-efficient by allowing them to safely fly with smaller, lighter tails.