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Aircraft stream line

  1. Jan 23, 2016 #1
    Is it good if an aircraft has lot of streamlines ?
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2016 #2

    russ_watters

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    Welcome to PF!

    The way you are using that word isn't correct, so my guess is you are thinking something else. Any object moving in air (or air moving around an object) has a near infinite number of streamlines.

    So did you mean something else?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2016 #3

    boneh3ad

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    Fixed that for you.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2016 #4

    russ_watters

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    Ya know, I actually said that first and then changed it. I thought someone might start an argument about the (im)possibility of streamlines smaller than a molecule of air.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2016 #5
    Thx for your reply . I appriceate that
     
  7. Jan 25, 2016 #6
    Well basiclly i dont know much about streamlines
     
  8. Jan 25, 2016 #7
    I already read about streamlines, so why an aircraft travelling at supersonic speeds requires a different streamlined form from a subsonic aircraft ?
     
  9. Jan 25, 2016 #8

    boneh3ad

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    Perhaps the simplest answer is that flow moving at supersonic speeds behaves quite a bit differently than that at subsonic speeds.
     
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