scientist 53: the civil engineer in aerodynamics – Prof Holger Babinsky (2014)

We find out about aerodynamics and what it involves. We meet Professor Holger Babinsky at Cambridge University Engineering Department. He talks about wind tunnels and the need for bumps on aeroplane wings.

Follow-up link

  • See ‘how wings really work’ at
  • Related interview – see bioengineering where they study bone and ‘hydrogels’ as useful materials.
  • Related interview: the engineering effort that goes into making a battery-powered low-pollution car, the Nissan LEAF.

03/05/2014 Tagged aerodynamics, Chris Creese, engineering, physics, Roger Frost, technology