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University of Michigan researchers are using Stampede to design novel, fuel-efficient, wing designs for jets, and to develop tools that can help the industry build more efficient aircraft.

The researchers are exploring wings with longer spans, wings made of complex composites and wings that morph during flight.

Improvements in wing design have the potential to improve efficiency up to 10 percent.

Making even small improvements to aircrafts' fuel efficiency can have a large effect on economies and on the environment.


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