Magnus effect


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Mag·nus effect

 (măg′nəs)
n.
The force perpendicular to the forward motion on a spinning object moving through a fluid or gas, as that responsible for the curve on a curve ball.

[After Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802-1870), German chemist and physicist.]
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The principles of rotor sail and Magnus effect) have been known for decades.
There are also other factors that are not so important, such as air resistance, as well as the so-called rotational effect (Magnus effect), which is due to all the interaction with air, but it is of another nature, Being directly influenced by both the instantaneous speed of the ball and the angular rotation speed of the ball.
The Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution is a modernised version of the Flettner rotor--a spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to harness wind power to propel a ship--originally invented by Finnish engineer Sigurd Savonius and later demonstrated by Anton Flettner in an Atlantic crossing that took place in 1926.
Second, they are built to utilize the Magnus effect, which is the force that induces a spinning cylinder to curve away from its primary path; in the turbines, this prevents the blades from spinning uncontrollably in powerful winds.
The recognition was awarded to the Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution, which is a modernized version of the Flettner rotor a spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to harness wind power to propel a ship.
Additionally, a principle called the Magnus Effect reacts on a projectile's center of pressure (different to and forward of the center of gravity) and causes a bullet to yaw slightly out of alignment.
As an aside for baseball aficionados, a combination of the Bernoulli principle and the Magnus effect are responsible for causing a spinning baseball to curve.
Mehta, who is an aerodynamics expert, revealed that when the ball is spinning one gets the Magnus effect that makes the ball curve and that can be seen in banana kicks around the wall, which has been mentioned as another factor.
He said that spin changes the trajectory of the ball through the air, something called the "Magnus effect."