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    Maximum flow around a circular cylinder

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    The maximum flow past a circular cylinder is 2 X the Up stream velocity. The max velocity occurs at the center line of the top of the cylinder. Assume std pressure and Temp for air and irrational flow.

    What is the difference between the lowest and highest pressures?

    The cylinder is suspended in a 40/m wind.

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    The highest pressure occurs on the points of the cylinder located on the horizontal axis.
    The value of this pressure is that of total pressure (p_tot), since these points are stagnation points.
    The total pressure is:


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