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Rutgers Research On Shear Activity May Improve Safety In Areas As Diverse As Landslides, Pill Manufacture

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January 18, 2002
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Wind shear, the force feared by airline pilots, has an important earthbound counterpart, write Rutgers engineers in a paper published Jan. 17 in the prestigious science journal "Nature." Benjamin J. Glasser and Troy Shinbrot found that when multiple streams of granular material flow together – whether the materials are debris in a landslide or powders used in manufacturing – the multiple streams can suddenly take on a wavy flow that mimics action seen in liquids or gases.

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Wind shear, the force feared by airline pilots, has an important earthbound counterpart, write Rutgers engineers in a paper published Jan. 17 in the prestigious science journal "Nature." Benjamin J. Glasser and Troy Shinbrot found that when multiple streams of granular material flow together – whether the materials are debris in a landslide or powders used in manufacturing – the multiple streams can suddenly take on a wavy flow that mimics action seen in liquids or gases.


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