Re: How Important Is Cross-section Shape Of Wing?

Date:         19 Apr 2001 16:40:20 
From: (JWizardC)
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Okay, here's another simian torquer (monkey wrench): When I got to advanced
aero design classes, I learned that Bernoulli is mostly a convient fiction to
help explain a mind numbingly difficult truth. In actuality, as a wing-shaped
object begins to move forward in a fluid (like air), an amazing phenomenon
takes place. A vortex begins to form behind the wing, creating a partial
suction, which pulls more air over the top of the wing -- here's the hard part
-- from underneath it!
Wander over to for a discussion far better
than I can provide here.