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  • Lift and the Physics of Flight Essay

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    students from all around continue to delight in the many physical forces that play a part in keeping these huge objects (like jumbo jets) from falling out of the sky! The common explanation given to those curious about how an airplane wing produces lift uses the Bernoulli Principle. This is the concept that because of the airfoil shape of a wing, the air traveling over the top of the wing must travel faster than the air going under the

  • Fluid Mechanics 3-Aerofoil Lab Report Essay

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    3-Aerofoil Lab Report Introduction This report aims to investigate the effect the angle of attack of an aerofoil has on the air flow around it. This was done by recording the lift and drag forces the aerofoil experienced when positioned at different angles of attack. The experimental lift force the aerofoil experienced when positioned at different angles of attack was then compared with theoretical values. An attempt was made to explain any discrepancies between experimental and

  • Airplanes; The Invention of and How They Fly Essay

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    pilot does not have to be an aeronautical engineer to learn to fly an airplane. However, it is a good idea to have good knowledge of aerodynamics and flight theory to be able to fly safely. There are four basic components in making an airplane fly, lift, drag, thrust, and weight. All of these work in unison to make a plane stay in the air. If one of the first three is taken out of the equation, gravity and weight will take over and cause the plane to descend. It is up to the pilot to understand how

  • Effects Of Paper Airplanes

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    starting line each throw. The final controlled variable was how the planes were held and thrown, I held each plane at the center of the plane and threw with my right arm. Hypothesis: Based on a previous paper airplane experiment coducted on balancing lift and weight, you can change the center of gravity by placing weight on different parts of the plane. The further towards the nose of the plane the more likely it'll nose dive. Moving the weight towards the tail will cause the nose to go up. (Science

  • Flight Vehicle Design Project 2

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    FLIGHT VEHICLE DESIGN PROJECT 2 Professor: Dr. Steven Lu Written By: Joey Haripersaud Design Specifications for a Particular Jet Transport Payload: 304 Passengers Crew: Two pilots and three cabin attendants Range: 4200 nm following by ¾ hour loiter Altitude: 35,000 ft Cruise speed: M = 0.84 at 35,000 ft Climb: Direct climb to 35,000 ft at maximum take-off weight WTO Take-off and landing: FAR 25 fieldlength 9,800 ft at an altitude of 5,300 ft and 98°F day. Landing performance

  • Physics of a Car Essay

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    Negative lift is created by front and rear wings on race cars and by ground effects and spoilers on the average sports car. Most negative lift is used to fight inertia as a car rounds a turn. Inertia is the tendency of an object to remain in the same state of motion (Murphy 77). When a car rounds a turn at high speeds it often

  • Thread Lift

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    Thread lift is a new non-aesthetic remedy, originating in Asia and has been used for many years now in the world. This treatment does not require complicated surgical operations, the whole procedure is done by local anesthesia. Even dressings do not need to be used after surgery, while the recovery time is only 2-3 days. The main principle of this method is to use PDO (polydioxanone), hair-thin, implanted under the skin in appropriate directions to stimulate collagen production, firming the skin

  • Physics in Aircrafts Essay

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    therefore greater, exerts an upward force, or lift, on the wing. Lift Lift is the third factor in which physics aids the flight of an aircraft. Lift is influenced by a variety of different things, such as area, tilt of the wing, and on the speed of the aircraft. Wing area influences lift; the more of the wing that is exposed to the air, the greater the lift. The up or down tilt of the wing, usually called its angle of attack, contributes to or detracts from lift. As a wing is tilted upward, that is, as

  • Flight Assignment 1 : The ISA And Subsonic Airflow Over Aerofoil Sections

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    aircraft parts for another country they will need to construct the parts to the same specifications. Task 2 An aerofoil is the structure and main principle behind flight, it works by manipulating air pressure to generate lift for the aircraft. Many things affect the amount of lift produced by a wing such as speed of the aircraft, the density of the air and the

  • Science Behind Airplane Research Paper

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    There is a lot of history and science behind airplanes and how they fly. First, you need to know that the Wright brothers invented the airplane, therefore without them transportation wouldn’t be like it is today. Airplanes are made up of many different parts that make it fly such as jet engines which is probably the first thing you would hear/notice about an airplane, or propeller engines which are more traditional. However, engines are not the most important part for a plane to fly. There are actually