I Don’t Think That Is What He Meant

I mentioned in the post immediately before this one that Steven has shared what would make the perfect aerodynamic shape …

Aerodynamically, the ideal shape is blunt in the front and strongly tapered in the rear. (I know that’s counterintuitive, but it’s true.)

Does he mean like this?

original falkor model in 1989

3 Responses to “I Don’t Think That Is What He Meant”

  1. Sorry, no. (By the way, that’s from the movie “The Neverending Story”.)

    A better model would be a blue shark, which is blunt in the front and strongly tapered at the rear. Evolution has been working on that shape for 100 million years and by now it’s pretty much perfect.

  2. Rats; I didn’t see your link, so you already knew what it was.

  3. dave a says:

    The ideal shape to minimize drag is seen in submarines. A parabolicly curved front end ending in a tapered, cone shape rear end.

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