Explore BrainMass

Aerodynamic lift in fluid dynamics

A small plane, having a mass of 3000 kg, is flying in air of density 1.0 kg/m^3. Air moves over the top and bottom surfaces of the wings at 160 m/s and 130 m/s, respectively. What is the net minimum wing area needed?

Solution Summary

The area of the wings calculated to lift the airplane at given wind speeds.