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written by the NASA Glenn Research Center
edited by Tom Benson
Web site contains java applet which simulates an airfoil.  The user can change the shape of the foil, the type of object used (including a cylinder and sphere), the speed of the foil, the altitude, and even the fluid used. The simulation calculates the lift based on the parameters chosen. Various plots illustrating the dependence on some parameters can be shown.

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Fluid Mechanics
- Dynamics of Fluids
= Bernoulli's Principle
- General
General Physics
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Other Sciences
- Engineering
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
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- Laboratory
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Aerodynamics, air foil, air pressure, airfoil, altitude, angle of attack, camber, chord, lift, span, thickness, wing
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Metadata instance created December 19, 2004 by Brady Longenbaugh
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April 18, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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July 17, 2008
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NASA Glenn Research Center, , edited by T. Benson (2008), WWW Document, (https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/foil2.html).
NASA Glenn Research Center, FoilSim II - Student Version, edited by T. Benson (2008), <https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/foil2.html>.
APA Format
NASA Glenn Research Center. (2008, July 17). FoilSim II - Student Version. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/foil2.html
Chicago Format
NASA Glenn Research Center. FoilSim II - Student Version. Edited by Tom Benson. July 17, 2008. https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/foil2.html (accessed 21 June 2024).
MLA Format
NASA Glenn Research Center. FoilSim II - Student Version. Ed. Benson, Tom. 2008. 17 July 2008. 21 June 2024 <https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/foil2.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "NASA Glenn Research Center", Title = {FoilSim II - Student Version}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {21 June 2024}, Month = {July 17, 2008}, Year = {2008} }
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%Q NASA Glenn Research Center %T FoilSim II - Student Version %E Tom Benson, (ed) %D July 17, 2008 %U https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/foil2.html %O application/java

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%0 Electronic Source %A NASA Glenn Research Center, %D July 17, 2008 %T FoilSim II - Student Version %E Benson, Tom %V 2024 %N 21 June 2024 %8 July 17, 2008 %9 application/java %U https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/foil2.html

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