Turning to Aerodynamics

  • Peter P. Wegener


We have explored the early days of flight and other aspects of aviation. We have also examined properties of fluids and the behavior of fluids at rest and in motion—the field of fluid mechanics. The atmosphere, the medium in which airplanes fly, has also been discussed. With this background, we can now turn to aerodynamics, the study of the forces acting on all objects moving in a fluid. Natural and man-made objects are included; from fish to submarines, from birds to aircraft, all are subject to the same laws of aerodynamics.


Wind Speed Reynolds Number Mach Number Wind Tunnel Test Section 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter P. Wegener
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  1. 1.Engineering and Applied Science (Emeritus)Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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