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Why thrust decreases then increases with velocity?

  1. Aug 25, 2010 #1

    I was trying to find out why net thrust decreases then increases with velocity. I recall there is pressure and momentum thrust, however I can not recall why one of them falls away and the other increases.

    Is momentum thrust the one that picks up as the mass flow increases with increased velocity?
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  3. Aug 25, 2010 #2


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    I'm afraid you will have to give more information. What "thrust" are you talking about? Is this a jet engine or a fluid leaving a source under pressure?
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