Best of Web 2023 – Greg Kornguth

Best of Web 2023 – Greg Kornguth

This image taken by NASA’s Langley Research Center depicts a method of visualizing flow in which oil is sprayed on an aircraft in a wind tunnel to make it easy to see the flow patterns on the surface of the aircraft. I chose this photo because the patterns are beautiful and look straight out of a sci-fi movie, but also provide crucial insight into the aerodynamics of the aircraft and can help predict its performance.

Author of Visual: NASA Langley/Preston Martin

Previous Post
Best of Web Fall 2023 – Jonathon Gruener
Next Post
Fall 2023 Best of Web – Michael Becerra

2 Comments. Leave new

  • Maddie O'Brien
    Sep 11, 2023 14:56

    3rd Prize: Before looking image, I hadn’t really thought that fluid flow over a vehicle could have much beauty. However this image captures just how beautiful aerodynamics can be in a way that I had never considered before. I also think its really cool how you can see the boundaries between different types/ speeds of flows over the plane.

  • Monica Luebke
    Sep 9, 2023 21:22

    Second Prize: This photo clearly depicts the phenomenon or air and atmospheric moisture as it travels across an airborne object specifically an airplane. Not only is the coloring and lighting beautiful, but it also forces you to think about the aerodynamics that occur when you fly in an airplane; something that is definitely overlooked. I mostly appreciate the contrast of the laminar flow along the body of the plane with the turbulent flow from the wings.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.