Plasticine as aerofoil


by jiggy
Tags: aerofoil, plasticine
jiggy
jiggy is offline
#1
Feb23-11, 11:50 PM
P: 4
I am doing a project for my IB coursework investigating lift on aerofoils with different shapes. I was wondering if plasticine can be used as an aerofoil.
I am designing aerofoils of different shapes such as camber , cuboid , sphere , etc. For modelling them , I have used plasticine instead of polystyrene I have done experiments using plasticine and have gotten results. but I am not too sure if plasticine is an accepted aerofoil to do the experiment with. my experiment is pretty low-tech using a very basic wind tunnel
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs
Free the seed: OSSI nurtures growing plants without patent barriers
Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city
jiggy
jiggy is offline
#2
Feb24-11, 01:56 AM
P: 4
anyone?!
mugaliens
mugaliens is offline
#3
Feb24-11, 05:28 AM
P: 594
Provided the airflows through your wind tunnel are mild enough to prevent deformation, and provided you can mold to the plasticine to exact tolerances with very smooth surfaces, it can be used to test small-scale airfoils. It would at some point deform under it's own weight if you scaled it up too far, however.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Plasticine as aerofoil Engineering, Comp Sci, & Technology Homework 3
why does the air above an aerofoil travel faster Classical Physics 11
Model Aerofoil project Aerospace Engineering 5
Choose Low Speed Aerofoil Mechanical Engineering 9
Blue plasticine-like mass Chemistry 9