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Aircraft Wing Friction Measured With Fluorescent Oil Film Excited By UV Radiation

Mikroton story in New Equipment Digest about measuring airplane wing friction using ultraviolet excited fluorescence film coating and a Mikrotron’s EoSens CXP camera. In aerospace engineering, reducing surface friction in the design of an aircraft is instrumental to lowering fuel consumption. A Boeing 747, for instance, will burn approximately 10 tons of fuel per hour,…

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