Delta Air Flow Analysis

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Abstract: Throughout history, human beings have been astonished by the concept of flight. In the modern world, planes, helicopters and other aircrafts have been engineered to fulfil this perception, allowing people to travel around the world in easy. However, just like cars and trains, planes are also prone to accidents influenced by bad weather conditions. The information below describes how a thunderstorm and wind shear affected Delta fight 191 in 1985. Which will provide the physics behind the accident and the weather system and create recommendations to help limit these types of air accidents. Introduction/ background: The concept of flight follows basic physics principles includes Bernoulli's principle, forces in flight and how the motion…show more content…
The top part of the wings allows faster moving fluids to create less pressure while the bottom of the wings create greater pressure producing lift. Lift is one of the four forces in flight. The other forces include Weight, thrust and drag as seen in the diagram below. Diagram 1- The four forces in flight Diagram shows the four forces in flight. This diagram will be further explained throughout the analysis of the different forces and how bad weather affects them (hall, 2015). The diagram displays that weight is the opposing force of lift and is dependent on the mass of all the airplane parts, plus the amount of fuel and any payload on board such as people, baggage and so on (Woodford, Chris, 2009/2017). Weight is also a continuous downward force that planes must constantly overcome to stay in the air by generating enough lift to overcome gravity. As the airplane moves through the air, there are other aerodynamic forces present such as thrust and drag. According to Real World Physics Problems (2009), Thrust is the force that moves the airplane forward which is generated by an engine creating the backward force allowing the plane to move

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