the NASA Glenn Research Center
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.
Please note that this resource requires
Java Applet Plug-in.
%0 Electronic Source %A NASA Glenn Research Center, %D July 17, 2008 %T FoilSim II - Student Version %E Benson, Tom %V 2020 %N 9 August 2020 %8 July 17, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/foil2.html
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