At the start of the 19th century, after studying the highly cambered thin wings of…
How quickly do the small bubbles of gas rise in a pint of beer?
To answer this question we will use the concept of aerodynamic drag introduced in the last two posts […]
- Boundary Layer Separation and Pressure Drag
- On Boundary Layers: Laminar, Turbulent and Skin Friction
In the early 20th century, a group of German scientists led by Ludwig Prandtl at…
- Reducing Skin-Friction Drag by Laminar Flow
In a previous post I introduced the concept of skin-friction and pressure drag, and discussed the…