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Wing Specifications Problems
If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for these problems.


Use the program FoilSim to answer the following questions:

  1. Design an airfoil (wing) that can supply at least 15,000 lbs. of lift at an altitude of 40,000 ft. with a minimum airspeed of 230 mph.

    Airfoil Data:

    Airspeed
    Altitude
    Angle
    Thickness
    Camber
    Area
    Lift
    230 mph
    40,000 ft.






  2. Using graph paper, plot the pressure of the air as a function of (versus) the altitude.

     

  3. What does this graph tell you about the relationship between the air pressure and the altitude?

     

  4. Using graph paper, plot the temperature of the air as a function of (versus) the altitude.

     

  5. What does this graph tell you about the relationship between the air temperature and the altitude?

     

  6. Design an airfoil that maximizes lift but minimizes the wing area at an airspeed of 230 mph.

    Airfoil Data:

    Airspeed
    Altitude
    Angle
    Thickness
    Camber
    Area
    Lift
    230 mph






  7. Design an airfoil that maximizes lift but minimizes the wing angle at an airspeed of 230 mph.

    Airfoil Data:

    Airspeed
    Altitude
    Angle
    Thickness
    Camber
    Area
    Lift
    230 mph






     

  8. Design an airfoil that maximizes lift and altitude at an airspeed of 230 mph.

    Airfoil Data:

    Airspeed
    Altitude
    Angle
    Thickness
    Camber
    Area
    Lift
    230 mph






  9. How does the lift depend on airspeed?

     

  10. How does the lift depend on altitude?

     

  11. How does the lift depend on wing angle?

     

  12. How does the lift depend on wing thickness?

     

  13. How does the lift depend on wing camber

Related Pages:
Standards
Worksheet
Lesson Index
Aerodynamics Index

 

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