Aerodynamics For Naval Aviators by H. H. Hurt, Jr.

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The object, the increases in local velocity produce decreases in static pressure. 7. STREAMLINE PATTERN AND PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION. 7 is characterized by the streamlines which denote the local flow direction. Velocity distribution is noted by the streamline pattern since the streamlines effect a boundary of flow, and the airflow between the streamlines is similar to flow in a closed tube. When the streamlines contract and are close together, high local velocities exist; when the streamlines expand and are far apart, low local velocities exist.

The effect of free stream density and velocity is a necessary consideration when studying the development of the various aerodynamic forces. Suppose that a particular shape of airfoil is fixed at a particular angle to the airstream. The relative velocity and pressure distribution will be determined by the shape of the airfoil and the angle to the airstream. 9. If the same airfoil shape is placed at the same angle to an airstream with twice as great a dynamic pressure the magnitude of the pressure distribution will be twice as great but the r&rive shape of the pressure distribution will be the same.

This equation illustrates the effect on stall speed of weight and wing area (or wing loading, W/S), maximum lift coefficient, and altitude. 000). EFFECT OF WEIGHT. Modern configurations of airplanes are characterized by a large percent. 15. Flight at High Lift Conditions 34 NAVWEPS 00-8OT-80 BASIC AERODYNAMICS EFFECT OF HIGH LIET DEVICES. ) is to increase the CLn, of the airplane and reduce the stall speed. The takeoff and landing speeds are consequently reduced. 15 and is summarized here: weight of the airplane and the horizontal component of lift be equal to the centrifugal force.

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