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Citation templates now support more identifiers[edit]

Recent changes were made to citations templates (such as {{citation}}, {{cite journal}}, {{cite web}}...). In addition to what was previously supported (bibcode, doi, jstor, isbn, ...), templates now support arXiv, ASIN, JFM, LCCN, MR, OL, OSTI, RFC, SSRN and Zbl. Before, you needed to place |id={{arxiv|0123.4567}} (or worse |url=, now you can simply use |arxiv=0123.4567, likewise for |id={{JSTOR|0123456789}} and |url=|jstor=0123456789.

The full list of supported identifiers is given here (with dummy values):

  • {{cite journal |author=John Smith |year=2000 |title=How to Put Things into Other Things |journal=Journal of Foobar |volume=1 |issue=2 |pages=3–4 |arxiv=0123456789 |asin=0123456789 |bibcode=0123456789 |doi=0123456789 |jfm=0123456789 |jstor=0123456789 |lccn=0123456789 |isbn=0123456789 |issn=0123456789 |mr=0123456789 |oclc=0123456789 |ol=0123456789 |osti=0123456789 |rfc=0123456789 |pmc=0123456789 |pmid=0123456789 |ssrn=0123456789 |zbl=0123456789 |id={{para|id|____}} }}

Obviously not all citations needs all parameters, but this streamlines the most popular ones and gives both better metadata and better appearances when printed. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 02:50, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Center of pressure[edit]

I posted a query relating to a problem regarding our Center of pressure article at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Physics#Center of pressure - it hasn't been answered yet, and I later realised that this would be better asked here - though ideally we need to keep discussion centralised at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Organismal Biomechanics#Center of pressure. Basically, it seems to me that we are covering two different subjects in the same article. :( AndyTheGrump (talk) 01:56, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Review needed[edit]

A recently created article, Flow through cascades, presents an academic exercise of analyzing the fluid flow through a cascade of turbine blades. The article relies on simplifying assumptions such as one would find in an undergraduate engineering textbook, but because of this, it does not present a true and realistic picture of the phenomenon.

I have suggested that the article might be appropriate for WikiVersity, but not really for Wikipedia.

I'd like some input from the experts in this project to weigh in, please. -- WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 11:27, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! I will have a look at the article. -- Crowsnest (talk) 16:03, 14 May 2012 (UTC) It will take a few days, though. -- Crowsnest (talk) 13:10, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Article at AfD[edit]

Can someone make sense of Vortex core line? It seems involved in visualization algorithms for fluid dynamics. Tijfo098 (talk) 17:35, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

I made some edits (incl. references) to Vortex core line and related flow-visualisation pages. -- Crowsnest (talk) 13:24, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Aerodynamic center[edit]

Aerodynamic center article is full of syntax errors pertaining to math formulae. Can anybody fix it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:13, 24 September 2012‎ (UTC)

Help requested for new article[edit]

Hello - I just wrote a new article, Peniche (fluid dynamics). It has a couple of sources, but I would greatly appreciate someone with an understanding a aerodynamics taking a look and checking the accuracy. Feel free to add, subtract, or change whatever seems needed. Thanks! Dohn joe (talk) 20:18, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Help needed: Splitter plate (aircraft)[edit]

I thought I knew how aircraft splitter plates work, otherwise I wouldn't have started the article, but looking for citations on the net has led me to doubt my understanding of the topic, I've now reduced the article to what I can be sure off, I would appreciate any help in correcting and expanding it.--KTo288 (talk) 14:00, 15 February 2013 (UTC)


It would be good to get a little visualization consultation. I started to edit Streamlines because stream tubes redirects there. There is flow visualization and stream surfaces, which are pretty esoteric, but nothing about streamlines as a visualization tool or stream tubes or stream ribbons. If this is interesting to anyone I could help. Bodysurfinyon (talk) 02:16, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment: Aerodynamics article organization[edit]

Hi all. I started a Talk section on the organization of the Aerodynamics article here. I'm concerned that the article currently is not very accessible/sensibly organized for a lay person (or indeed, for me either as a not-so-lay person), and it would be great to have some feedback. Corvus coronoides talk 03:56, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).

Web tools, to replace the ones at tools:~alexz/pop, will become available over the next few weeks at toollabs:popularpages. All of the historical data (back to July 2009 for some projects) has been copied over. The tool to view historical data is currently partially available (assessment data and a few projects may not be available at the moment). The tool to add new projects to the bot's list is also available now (editing the configuration of current projects coming soon). Unlike the previous tool, all changes will be effective immediately. OAuth is used to authenticate users, allowing only regular users to make changes to prevent abuse. A visible history of configuration additions and changes is coming soon. Once tools become fully available, their toolserver versions will redirect to Labs.

If you have any questions, want to report any bugs, or there are any features you would like to see that aren't currently available on the Toolserver tools, see the updated FAQ or contact me on my talk page. Mr.Z-bot (talk) (for Mr.Z-man) 05:06, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Place for an interactive ideal gas simulation?[edit]

I have a very nice ideal gas simulation (in Java) available here: . I'm totally new to editing Wikipedia articles and don't know if it would have a place or if so where to put it. If anybody thinks there is a place for such a simulation please contact me at (Wayne Hayes, UC Irvine). Note that since I'm new to this I can't guarantee I'll be coming back here too often to watch the discussion, so email is best. Waynehayes (talk) 14:47, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Fixing broken formulas[edit]

Hey, I'm not part of this taskforce, but I was cleaning up an article on Isentropic nozzle flow and there are a ton of broken math formulas that need to be fixed. It looks like a worthwhile article otherwise. Anyone familiar with isentropic equations and displaying them on Wikipedia? -Iamozy (talk) 14:44, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Assistance requested for improving Lift(Force)[edit]

Over at the Lift_(force) page we (the active editors) seem to have come to an impasse over inclusion of the following sentence describing the lift on an airfoil:

"The resulting force upwards is equal to the time rate of change of momentum of the air deflected downwards."

Much discussion has ensued; one side wants to include it (there are four reliable sources that support the assertion) and the other side claims it is untrue (citing sources that don't exactly say it's false, but provide equations that can be interpreted to say it is false.) Much more detail is at the Talk page. I'd like to see some more opinions and see if we can come to a consensus about including or excluding that sentence. Thanks. Mr. Swordfish (talk) 12:42, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Fluid dynamics articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 04:33, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

to commplex[edit]

I just looked at two articles about stress and strain the intros were written at way to high a level; use of words like torque, normal, vector etc should not be in the intro of a general encyclopedia article (unless the article is about torque or normal or vectors) You need to realize that showing off is not what wiki is about; if your mom or dad or sibling with a BA can't understand the intro, it is NOT a good intro