Faster, better, more beautiful all the time: The design of least resistance: that’s the philosophy behind streamlining, one of the most important design principles of modern times.
On this Third Floor, the articles are divided into several levels. Airily picking up some facts about streamlining? Then select ‘wind force 1’. More depth and stories can be found under ‘wind force 5’. While ‘wind force 10’ will take you to the depths at lightning speed.
How does the wing of an aircraft work?
Solar cars need to be as efficient as possible and are therefore completely streamlined. In this video, Luc Evertzen of Solar Team Twente tells you more about the importance of streamlining solar cars.
Cyclist Ellen van Dijk is a seven-time world champion and set the world hour record in 2022. In this video, she elaborates on why streamlining is important to her.
In search of the ideal streamline, people often look to nature. But what are we actually talking about when we talk about streamlined animals?
What is a streamline? And what is aerodynamic resistance or ‘drag’?
In our present age of climate upheaval and fuel shortages, reducing air resistance is right back at the top of the design agenda.
Aerodynamics or hydrodynamics are crucial to speed sports like swimming, cycling, skating, bobsledding and skiing.
At its height, the streamlined design was accompanied by certain modern ideals.
It was no coincidence that the streamlined look became so popular in the 1930s.
New, streamlined vehicles were frequently held out in advertisements as the future of transport. In this way, streamlined trains, cars, aeroplanes and boats assumed an iconic status.
The streamline heralded in a new kind of modernity.
Many early experiments set out to compare forms in order to identify the perfect one.
For hundreds of years, a galloping horse was viewed as the epitome of speed. But this would change in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. New inventions like the train, the car and the aeroplane meant that speeds that once seemed fantastical were becoming increasingly possible. This new potential for progress had a huge… View Article
Learning from nature can still be very useful when it comes to creating aerodynamic designs.
The term “streamline” originates from science and engineering, but what is it?