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A simulation of supersonic turbulent flow on a ramp. Sharp lines show shock waves; irregular, smudged boundaries represent turbulent flow. Image courtesy of Jonathan Poggie, Purdue University.

Engineers turn to Argonne’s Mira supercomputer to study supersonic turbulence

Avionics' frontier is supersonic. The military is looking for ever-faster aircraft that can fly five times the speed of sound. Fifteen years after the...