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Homework Help: Upscaling wings

  1. Dec 9, 2014 #1
    Hi guys,

    I'm working on a project for school and I have measured the influence of the angle of attack, the wingspan and the speed of the air on the lift force the wing is producing. Now I have the question what these data say about real wings from planes. I've already red it has something to do with the Reynolds number, but I can't link the Reynolds number on the lift the wing produces.
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  3. Dec 9, 2014 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    What reading have you been doing about wings so far?
  4. Dec 10, 2014 #3
    I've red about Bernoulli's law and I understand why wings don't fall out of the sky. I know the Reynold's number is defined as the ratio of inertial forces to viscous forces.
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