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A parallel between the heads of high-speed trains and those of kingfishers

These two studies will shape the next post on the Bioinspirada blog. One deals with the performance of high-speed train heads and the other with the performance of kingfishers heads.

The performance of high-speed trains and kingfishers are investigated in surprisingly similar ways. And these studies are done by different scientific groups, located in countries far away from each other.

Parallel between a study of Drag reduction in diving kingfishers and another about Optimization of the head of high-speed trains.
Headline of the two articles on which this new story will be based.

Here are the two main studies 1,2 that will shape the next Bioinspirada blog post. One deals with the performance of high-speed train heads and the other with the performance of kingfishers heads. I invite you to browse the previous post and to accompany me during the development of this new story.

By: Elsa Magnolia Quicazán-Rubio

Suggested hashtags:
#science #biomechanics #trains #highspeedtrain #kingfisher #birds #nature #innovation #technology #biology #flight #CFD #3Dprinting #models #engineering #modeling #morphology #mathematics #optimization #phylogeny #evolution #biomimicry

References

  1. Crandell KE, Howe RO, Falkingham PL. 2019. Repeated evolution of drag reduction at the air–water interface in diving kingfishers. J. R. Soc. Interface 16: 20190125.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2019.0125. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsif.2019.0125
  2. ShuanBao Yao, DiLong Guo, ZhenXu Sun, GuoWei Yang & DaWei Chen. 2012. Multi-objective optimization of the streamlined head of high-speed trains based on the Kriging model. Science China Technological Sciences 55(12). 3495–3509. doi: 10.1007/s11431-012-5038-8 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257685872_Multi-objective_optimization_of_the_streamlined_head_of_high-speed_trains_based_on_the_Kriging_model