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|Research Helps to Show How Turbulence Can Occur Without Inertia|
Anyone who has flown in an airplane knows about turbulence, or when the flow of air over the wings becomes chaotic and unstable. For more than a century, the field of fluid mechanics has posited that turbulence scales with inertia, and so massive things, like planes, have an easier time causing it. Now, research led by MEAM's Paulo Arratia has shown that this transition to turbulence can occur without inertia at all.
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|TitanArm Receives First Place at 2013 Intel Cornell Cup|
Team Titan returned to Penn Engineering the First Place winners of the 2013 Intel Cornell Cup. Team members are Elizabeth Beattie, a senior in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), Nick McGill, a senior majoring in both MEAM and Electrical and Systems Engineering, Nick Parrotta, a senior in MEAM, and Niko Vladimirov, a senior in MEAM.
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|ModLab's TEMP: Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform|
For one group of MEAM students, a late night at the gym doesn't mean a few extra reps on the weight machine. Professor Mark Yim and his students in the ModLab are working as part of a collaboration to design a system of moving shipping containers that can link together to form islands, bridges and landing strips. At Penn, Yim and his team are building a scale model of the system.
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|Helping Engineers Bring Ideas to Market|
|Avi Berkowitz ('05) recalls discovering that even the best engineering ideas are unlikely to achieve commercial success unless they are inspired by a solid sense of what the market wants. Berkowitz acquired an understanding of innovation when he took Tom Cassel's Engineering Entrepreneurship course in the spring of his senior year. The course, one of three in Penn's Engineering Entrepreneurship Program, equips students with the tools to turn technologies into business startups.|