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    While designing any aerodynamic body an unspoken assumption of bilateral or mirror symmetry is taken into consideration. Argument against this bilateral symmetry states that “once the velocity of sound is exceeded, the laws of aerodynamics change in such a way as to make it seem inadvisable to arrange the components of an airplane side by side or abreast in a supersonic stream unless there are compelling reasons for such an arrangement.“ 2.1.1 Wave Drag This type of drag is formed as a result of shock waves formed around an aircraft. Wave drag is the main reason behind the designing of oblique wings. This design has been found to reduce wave drag for a supersonic aircraft and can be believed as an aerodynamic evolution to swept wings on symmetric aircraft configurations. This wing is not symmetric at supersonic speeds, but rotates about a central pivot, which allows the maximum cross sectional area perpendicular to the flow to be half that of a similar symmetric design. The…

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    Aerofoil Essay

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    and Yousefi and Saleh investigated the effects of suction and blowing jet width on the aerodynamic characteristics of a NACA 0012 airfoil. They found that the jet width of about 3.5% ~ 4% of the chord length is optimum for tangential blowing, while for perpendicular blowing smaller jet widths are more efficient. 2.2 Control of flow around a NACA 0012 airfoil with a micro-riblet film by S.-J. Lee , Y.-G. Jang In the present study they studied about the flow structure of the wake behind a…

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    1- Summary This study is based on the analysis of pressure distribution around a NACA 23015 airfoil section with a flap of length equal to the 30% of the cord at different angles of incidence and flap settings. The experiment was performed in a non –return wind tunnel at a Reynolds number of 4.4×〖10〗^5 and at a Mach number of 0.073. It is of note that increasing incidence will increase lift produced until the critical angle of attack, where the airfoil stalls; moreover, deploying a flap will…

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    Communication and Collaboration Information, Media and Technology Literacy Thinking Flexibly Thinking Interdependently Drag: air resistance that slows and object down. Drag is an opposing force of motion. Gravity: a force that pulls objects together, and the reason things on Earth fall down instead of up. Weight: (the gravitational force) the force of gravity pulling an object down. Lift: the force that pushes object upwards. Aerodynamics: the way air moves around things. Aerodynamic design…

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    diesel engines can get to the mark of 125 mph. And now we have entered the era of very fast bullet trains that can go up to 200 mph. As the speed of train increases, new issues arises. One of the biggest problems is air resistance (popularly known as Drag Force). At low speeds, we can neglect air friction but at high speed, this factor can’t be overlooked. This air resistance can be the cause of wastage of power. It can overcome by making the shape of locomotives aerodynamically sleek from the…

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    Good Paper Airplane

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    Most of the time, paper airplanes don’t exactly match other planes. They can either fly upwards, downwards, left, right, or sometimes even straight. No matter what type paper is used, it can never match a professional’s paper airplane. All of this is due to the design of the plane. For example, if the plane is perfectly built but has a round nose rather than a sharp nose, it won’t be able to fly far. The three factors that can make a good paper airplane are aerodynamics, gravity, and balance.…

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    side of it making sure the metals did not touch and had a wire running off the metal so the spark would jump between the pieces of metal. This mechanism was put into the PVC pipe and the end of the pipe was sealed with hot glue making sure the glue did not get onto the metal were the spark ran across. Modified procedure: Several issues arose in the preliminary investigation the most notable of which is the melting of the rocket itself. since a way to stop the plastic from melting is not known…

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    Paper planes Will more weight of the paper airplane affect how far it flies. Throwing paper plane. How paper planes get affected in the air. How to make paper planes fly better. If I put more weight on the paper plane than it won’t fly as far. How to throw the paper airplane better. The way you throw the paper plane will affect the flight of the plane. Don’t throw it too hard, but also not too soft, throw it almost like a football. Throwing the paper plane up at 15-degree angle to make it fly…

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    Drag force is an aerodynamic force which acts parallel and opposite to the motion of the object when it moves through a fluid. It is caused by friction and differences in air pressure. There are many factors can affect the magnitude of drag force as with aircraft lift. The drag depends linearly on the shape and size of the object moving through the air. The object’s cross-sectional shape determines the form drag which is created by the pressure variation around the object and affects the…

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    Organisms compete for essential resources. Mobile organisms can just travel to another niche, however, plants are immobile and compete for resources more aggressively. Plants have adapted different morphological features such as lighter seeds, greater seed surface area etc to avoid competition. The greater the distribution the less likely they will encounter other plants and more resources will be available for their growth. Plants have evolved different strategies to facilitate dispersion to…

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