Measuring
Elevation Answers
Along with the worksheet,
a report is to be submitted (written or presented). Use information gathered
on the worksheet to help prepare the report.
Explain the information
that you gathered. State its relevance to the parameters you will be setting
on your wing designs.
Answers
will vary. Students will produce a report of their findings.
Angle of model on
bicycle (angle to horizontal): 5º
Record your observations
during the bicycle's movement.
Trial One
with 25 grams  distance traveled: 50m
time taken : 20s
Trial Two with 50
grams  distance traveled: 50m time
taken: 15s
Trial Three with
75 grams  distance traveled: 50m
time taken: 12s
Calculate the speed
of each trial: Trial One: 2.5m/s (9 km/hr)
Trial Two: 3.3 m/s (12 km/hr)
Trial Three: 4.2m/s(15 km/hr)
Elevation found on
FoilSim for:
Trial One:
0
Trial Two: 0
Trial Three: 0
Calculate the average
elevation of the three trials: 0
In your report, compare
the average elevation you calculated to your actual elevation. (You can
look up information on the
Internet.) Using the error analysis methods we have discussed, calculate
the error involved and the reasons for this error.
100%
error
(Answers
will vary)
