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[My Pimp Mobile] Aerodynamics of an object:in try of reducing air drag with simulating different versions and simulations of a virtual object in air tunnel; improving it's aerodynamics - in purpose of enabling faster traveling but again trying to keep it safe. Air tunnel simulation basically - how would an object react depending on the material used and its shape/structure? How much does air affect its possible movement? And the direction of the 'blowing' and the movement of the object affects the simulation result. The idea started watching F1 'cars' - which try to use lighter materials so the weight doesn't affect speed, but also to improve very crucial factor - the aerodynamics of the vehicle. Must point out that this model would be based on the physics principles-so its that is the science side of it.

**EngineSim **EngineSimr **FoilSim

When the files are downloaded; after unpacking them, they contain Java based simulations, which we open in our browser.

** "Make your own Wind Tunnel" I went through interesting links - depending on what we want to achieve this might help.

Airplane modelling

A Link for freeware program (115 MB size) called Alice, which creates airplane models and simulates flights. Also contains guide to create a airplane in 1 hour.

A link that contains further info about Alice - also contains a Video which gives closer look at the software. From first sentence: " Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. " And so on..

I explored Alice and made the simulation. Possible variations.

Contains simulator links ; explored Google Earth one - still thinking about the whole purpose - but I guess its upcoming. Pretty fine and detailed one. Ready to present.

Rocket Modeling

The 3 basic simulators of the rocket flight - a rocket model. Besides computer simulation, there could be guides followed up to manufacture a real life water rocket (e.g.) which could fly around; possible lab.

Rocket Activities

Some of the classroom rocket activities are described on that site;following the links posted there could lead to further guides. It includes the above mentioned Water Rocket, comparing real rockets with the ones we create, and similar experiments. --Yrosic08 05:37, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

3D Water Rocket Simulator

Free download - possibly very useful(will look into it). - *Update on 3D simulator: Still under development - the link above is for Java 2 and Java 3D download. Could be available at the time we need it, so I will keep the link around.

- I have downloaded this really interesting water rocket simulator - which on first sight gives allot of probably useful information. *

Ready to present it.

--Yrosic08 05:39, 4 February 2009 (UTC)





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