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Airfoils physics presentation

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  1. May 26, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Hi everyone. Is an avocado technically an air foil? like if you cut an avocado in half, it wold be the right shape right? see and if so, would you leave the pit in or not? Why?

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    I am pretty sure that they are. I am giving a presentation, so I would really appreciate some input!
     
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  3. May 26, 2017 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    What have you learned about airfoils so far? What properties are important for a shape being a good airfoil? What basic principals are involved?

    BTW, can you use Google Images to find some experimental planes that have a similar shape to what you are asking? Hint -- look at NASA lifting bodies... :smile:
     
  4. May 30, 2017 #3
    Ok, I looked at lots of diagrams, and I'm pretty sure it is. Thoughts?
     
  5. May 30, 2017 #4

    berkeman

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    You go first... :smile:
     
  6. May 30, 2017 #5
    like I said, i'm like 99% sure that they are. After consulting multiple sources, I think I am correct, but I would like to obtain even more outside input.
     
  7. May 30, 2017 #6

    berkeman

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    What about your avocado pit question?
     
  8. May 30, 2017 #7
    I Think you would need to leave the pit in to get the proper curve.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2017 #8

    CWatters

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    Does your airfoil need to generate lift? You haven't actually said if generating lift is a requirement.
     
  10. Jun 1, 2017 #9
    apologies. Yes generating lift would be necessary
     
  11. Jun 1, 2017 #10
    I'm going take that as a yes. the nasa lifting bodies are really similar
     
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