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Air drag on a wire moving lengthways

  1. Jun 16, 2009 #1
    Can anyone help me work out the air resistence on a wire as it moves along its length? I think it would only experience skin friction if it moved like this and the wire was smooth, so does anyone know how to calculate this? Im having difficulty looking it up.
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  3. Jun 16, 2009 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    Interesting... I wonder if you can apply the solution to Stoke's first problem to this:

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