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The static-pressure distribution on a cylinder measured in a laboratory can be expressed in terms of the dimensionless pressure coefficient: Cp = p p’ . 4 at the location of the minimum static pressure on the cylinder surface. Estimate the maximum speed at which the cylinder could be towed in water at atmospheric pressure. 69 ft/sec). This airplane has a wing area S = 5,500 ft2. 0007382 slug/ft3. Estimate the value of the lift coefficient produced by the wing under these conditions. 5, what is the drag coefficient under the conditions described?

5, what is the drag coefficient under the conditions described? 001927 slug/ft3). The Cub has a wing area of 157 ft2 and a weight of 1,500 lbf. 031. Find: (a) drag force (b) lift coefficient (c) L/D ratio The drag force exerted by air friction on a moving automobile must be overcome by power produced by the engine. Assuming that this power is a function of the velocity, frontal area, drag force, air density, and viscosity, use dimensional analysis to find an expression for the power. The efficiency of a pump is assumed to be a function of the flow rate Q (cubic ft/sec), pressure increase ∆p ∆ , pipe diameter d, and density and viscosity of the fluid.

An introduction to Method 2 also is discussed in considerable detail at approprate points. The numerical approach is rapidly gaining in popularity as large-scale computing costs drop and workstation and desktop computer capabilities improve. Method 3, experimentation, is the traditional approach and still is used extensively for reasons that will become clear. It is also important to observe the relationship between Methods 2 and 3. In many ways, Method 2 is another method of experimentally determining the required information.

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