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Help! Newtonian mechanics and Bernoulli/Venturi effect in generating lift

  1. Jun 27, 2008 #1
    Hello, this question is about lift in fixed wing flight (airplanes).

    Is it possible to calculate separately the lift generated by:
    - Newton's laws (wings deflecting air particles)
    - Bernoulli effect (difference in air pressure above and below the wings caused by the shape of the wings(?))

    Any suggestions on how to do this?
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  3. Jun 30, 2008 #2
    this is just a suggestion

    in newton's model use the wing area A and the air pressure P=1/3 [tex]\rho[/tex] v2 to calculate lifting force f=PA

    for Bernoulli it's more complicated.
  4. Jun 30, 2008 #3


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    If you mean calculate from scratch, both are extremely difficult.
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