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Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics is a branch of fluid dynamics that studies the motion of gas, particularly when it interacts with a solid object. Through studying the motion of air, the flow field which includes the velocity, pressure, density and temperature as a function of spatial position and time can be calculated. With use of aerodynamics and mathematical analysis, wind tunnel experiments, empirical approximations and computer simulations can be analysed. Aerodynamic properties have been utilized for thousands of years with sailboats, airplanes and windmills.

The two most important concepts of in aerodynamics are continuum and drag. Archimedes stated that a fluid is a continuous substance and can mathematically be treated as a continuum. This strengthened the notion of pressure. Sir Isaac Newton was the first to develop a theory of air resistance and later formulated the theory of drag. In the 20th century, the Wright brothers were the first to launch an aircraft and therefore confirmed and disproved many theories in aerodynamics.

Aerodynamics, like fluid dynamics, is important in a number of applications. Aerospace engineering utilized aerodynamics in order to maintain flight. Vehicle designers use aerodynamics to reduce drag and make automobiles travel faster. Structural engineers use aerodynamics to calculate wind loads on buildings and bridges. Aerodynamics is used by environmental scientists in order to study the atmospheric circulation. Although aerodynamics is currently not being extensively researched, the principles that have already been formulated are used every day.

Aerodynamics

A room measuring 20m x 20m x 15m is filled with air. The temperature is 22 deg c. The pressure is 1.6x10E5 n/m^2. Calculate the specific volume in the room. Must use PERFECT GAS LAW ONLY and show work please.

Aerodynamics - Perfect Gas Law

Q: If 1500lb of air is pumped into a previously empty 900ft^3 storage tank and the air temperature in the tank is uniformly 70 F, what is the air pressure in the tank in atmospheres? Is it possible to solve this with the perfect gas law (PV = nRT)? Also, please brief description of the difference between the Ideal Gas Law and

Aerodynamics explained in this answer

An airplane is flying northeast toward New York at a velocity of 60 m/s and a standard altitude of 3km. Sensors on the wing have deterined that the airflow over a specific point on the wing has a velocity of 70m/s. If the flow is incompressible for this condition. Calculate the pressure at the point were the velocity was determi

Calculating the Weight of Air in a Room

Calculate the weight of air (in pounds) contained within z room 20 ft long, 15 ft wide, and 8 ft high. Assume standard sea atmospheric pressure and temperature of 2116 lb/ft2 and 59 deg F, respectfully.

Aerodynamics - Density and Specific Volume

Consider the low-speed flight of the space shuttle as it is nearing landing. If the air pressure and temperature on the nose of the shuttle are 1.2 atm and 300k respectively, what are the density and specific volume?

Weather Aerodynamics Computing standard unit cost

Weather Aerodynamics, Inc., makes electronically equipped weather detecting balloons for university meteorology departments. Because of recent nationwide inflation, the company's management has ordered that standard cost be recomputed. New direct materials price standards are $600 per set for electronic components and $13.50 per