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Demystifying the Often Misunderstood Bernoulli’s Equation

Introduction Bernoulli’s equation is one of the most useful equations in the field of fluid mechanics, owing to its simplicity and broad applicability. That applicability does have limits, however, which has led to it being one of the most misunderstood and also misused equations in fluid mechanics. The goal of this post is to present…

How Does an Airplane Wing Work: a Primer on Lift

Many people ask how an airplane wing works, and there are any number of answers that are commonly given. You might have even seen vigorous arguments between proponents of competing theories, such as Bernoulli’s principle and Newton’s laws. So who is correct? First, we must discuss what Bernoulli’s equation means. Bernoulli’s equation First, what is…