What is it about?

The article is about copying the bumps present on a humpback whale's flippers on to various shapes and sizes of airplane propeller blades.

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Why is it important?

Adding these bumps to the propeller seems to decrease the power required from the airplane's engine to rotate the propeller.


A decreased power requirement is important because it will lead to eco-friendly aviation!

Mr. Fahad Butt

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This page is a summary of: Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Leading-Edge Tubercles on Propeller Performance, Journal of Aircraft, January 2019, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), DOI: 10.2514/1.c034845.
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