1. The University of Michigan Aerospace Department’s wind tunnels have been a major tool in the research of many thousand of aerodynamic projects, such as testing wind gusts on air crafts, wing-let advancements, University of Michigan solar cars, University of Michigan SAE formula cars, and so forth. In this photo, Chris Chartier, Aerospace Senior Engineering Technician, explains use of the motor generators that were donated to the University by the city of Detroit. These motor generators use to run the streetcars of Detroit when the city was in its prime, and now they power the Aerospace Wind Tunnels.

    Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

    www.engin.umich.edu

     
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    No, that’s my Uncle Chris!
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    HEY! That’s my uncle Chris!!!
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