Today bobsledding is an sport rife with modern technology and design techniques. In recent years, companies better known for their expertise in automobiles and Formula 1 racing have become players with BMW designing American sleds, McLaren making the UK sleds, and Ferrari providing for the Italian team. Like many winter gravity sports, contenders can be separated by as little as hundredths of a second. This makes aerodynamics a serious concern, but the variability of the sled’s position and orientation over a run makes realistically simulating the aerodynamics, either in a wind tunnel or computationally, extremely difficult. Additionally, the sport’s governing body restricts a sled’s dimensions, weight, shape, and other details; for example, bobsleds are not allowed to use vortex generators that would help maintain attached flow and reduce drag. Instead, designers try to shave drag elsewhere, in the shaping of the sled’s nose or by tweaking the back end of the sled to reduce the drag-inducing wake. Even the shape of the driver’s helmet is aerodynamically significant. (Image credits: Exa Corp, Getty Images, BMW)
Thank you, Florida. Please let Miami become the capital, politically/economically/socially speaking
secede from the Earth and make Miami the capital
i really want to see a movie where there is not a single character who is a heterosexual cisgender white guy. not one.
“i haven’t eaten anything since last year”
“i remember 2013 like it was yesterday”
“i think i’m pregnant! haven’t gotten my period since last year”
|—||Beric Dondarrion [to literally everyone], A Storm of Swords (via agabeofthrones)|
Gay/metrosexual/any males wearing feminine things is a form of cultural appropriation, right? I mean, they’re choosing the parts about being a girl they find most attractive, without having to deal with any of the prejudice.
checkmate, social justicers