1997 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 3rd prize

Philippe Gontier

for Geo France

01 January, 1996

A spherical shape placed in a water tunnel is used to test the flows on different parts of an aircraft. Research studies at ONERA seek to understand fundamental aerodynamic phenomena, particularly of turbulent and hypersonic flows, with a view to solving the problems encountered in the aviation and space industries.

About the photographer

Philippe Gontier

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