Why and how do airplanes fly?

March 19, 2006

What is lift?

These are some questions explained by straightdope’s Cecilla and NASA’s K-12 program in these links:

Straight Dope

NASA: What is lift

Wrong theories circulating on this topic: 1,2,3

These interesting concepts are what got me attracted to the dreaded CFD field! (my 2+ grad years made me say so, I shall edit this comment soon after I graduate)

Suggested reading: NASA’s guide to aerodynamics


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