When engineers write history


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  1. I know the basic physics involved, (Bernoulli, airfoils) and it still amazes me that wind can do that.

    Physicist asks God, “Why is there turbulence?”

    G: “So we can mix drinks.”

    Comment by leelu — May 21, 2020 @ 7:43 am

  2. leelu ^
    Yeah, but you need to recognize the Satanic parts of physics, too.
    Just when you think you understand chaotic-looking processes like turbulence, Satan introduces vortex-shedding and flutter resonance.

    Resonance is nature’s way of hittin’ an engineer’s knuckles with a ruler when they begin to doze and think the math don’t really make no nevermind in real-life.

    I’ll put an explanatory vid link for vortex shedding, flutter, and resonance up top

    Comment by DougM ☞ crotchety and judgmental ☜ — May 21, 2020 @ 1:06 pm

  3. ^ resonance, ain’t that them frequency waves the herbal life guy was always going on about?

    Comment by Nomen Nescio — May 21, 2020 @ 1:19 pm

  4. ^ *heh*
    See also: political campaign season

    Comment by DougM ☞ crotchety and judgmental ☜ — May 21, 2020 @ 1:52 pm

  5. Fun fact: The Tacoma Narrows bridge sections on the floor of the Puget Sound are the largest man-made structure ever lost at sea.

    Comment by Dave — May 21, 2020 @ 3:35 pm

  6. Kelly Turnbull to the White Courtesy Telephone, Please…

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — May 22, 2020 @ 10:15 am

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