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originally posted by: schuyler
originally posted by: intrptr
originally posted by: Blackfinger
Edit: I didn't know star destroyers were intended to be aerodynamic.
Yup. Aren't they, like, "in space" where there is no atmosphere?
Nice try, though.
but the supports it was suspended by looked to me to be utterly stupid for the task intended.
Published on Jun 17, 2016 I'm doing my PhD in Aerospace Engineering at UNSW Canberra. My research area is free flight of 3D printed hypersonic vehicles. I was curious what would happen to Star Destroyer travelling at 6 times the speed of sound. The video visualises the flow and allows you to see shock waves generated by the model. If you're interested to know more, check out my research papers: arc.aiaa.org... arc.aiaa.org... The wind tunnel is property of the University of Southern Queensland. Thanks to Dr Choudhury for running the test. Thingiverse model of Star Destroyer: www.thingiverse.com...:12572 Let me know in the comments what else you want me to fly!