Arvel Gentry () was an aerodynamicist. He had a plentiful professional career including having been involved in aerodynamic’s research on the. The Origins of Lift – By Arvel Gentry (January ). July 24, at PM. [ Esta es una copia de una página web que ya no está disponible en la red. Some changes to the Goat Island Skiff sail and how to use leach ribbons or tufts for more accurate sail trimming and steering to reach greater sailing efficiency.

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An experiment with a fluid without viscosity has been conducted to prove this point. Without friction, there would be no Kutta condition at the trailing edge of airfoils, and therefore no drag and no lift. Viscosity effects are most apparent in the region of theflow very near the airfoil surfaces. Request for Info If you are human, leave this field blank. The Big Wide Blue Brother. There really are some low life, cowardly, anonymous punks here.

Looking for a quote? This increase in speed means lowerpressures according to Bernoulli’s equation. Posted June 28, July 24, at 2: Theairfoil should still be moving as you lift it out of the water. Theslowing down of the flow means the pressure is increasing.

Arvel Gentry paper on analog field plotter tropostudioJan 18,in forum: This leaves an unsteady chaotic region thatdistorts the external flow, decreasing lift and increasing drag see Figure 1.

Are you intending to make all of Arvel Gentry’s publications available? With our simple twodimensionalairfoils, if you draw flow streamlines starting wayout in front of the airfoil and also extend them way downstream,you would find that at the extremes they are at about arevl samelevel.


This experiment can be done with ventry conventional thickairfoil to illustrate the starting vortex and the upwash flow. The boats in the pics look a little old and funky but the wind hasn’t changed a bit since those days. They dividethe flow that goes on the top of the airfoil from the lower surfaceflow. I am trying to arrange that with Courageous. This means wehave equal speeds and pressures on both sides at the trailing gwntry no new starting vortex will be formed.

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Water channel photograph showing separated flow. Separation is a viscous effect. They are the best series ever written about sails. He only feels one wind, but he knows that it is acombination of the true wind and the boatspeed wind Figure 6.

The example shown in Figure 7 is for a point on a streamline as itswings tentry toward the airfoil. The superfluid was pulled through vertically. Letthe water settle down with no movement before starting theexperiment. In the Revised Edition, the authors used computer testing to show where the wind speeds up around a sail plan and where it slows down. I want to resolve this in my own mind before I get to my first sailing classroom session in June so that I can keep my mouth shut and not contradict the teacher when she repeats the standard explanation.

What is thefundamental explanation for the generation of lift? But is there any physical proof of that?

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The external flow and the boundary layer willquickly adjust, and as stable flow is established, the startingvortex will be swept downstream. Remember that in real flow with viscosity, too rapid of aevel in pressure tends to make the boundary layer separate.

Request a Quote If you are human, leave this field blank. Itwas interesting that the introduction in this book was by noneother than the same Russell J. Understandingthe characteristics of the flow about our sails and keels isimportant in adjusting the airfoil shapes for maximumperformance. The resulting circulation flowfield causes some of the fluid that would normally go below theairfoil to be redirected to flow on the top side. Would you like a North Sails Expert to call you? This concept is at firstdifficult to understand but a simple analogy might help.

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Everyone who sails should read his articles from the s and 70s. Smith, edited by Tuncer Cebeci [15]. The formula for lift requires that the two flows be added together on the top, or lee side, of the foil, and the two flows somewhat cancel each other out on the bottom, or weather, side. I did some research tolearn more, then contacted an expert in superfluid helium at theUniversity of Oregon to get final verification: It used circulation concepts todiscover how the circulation flow fields about multiple sailsinteract causing even more air to flow on the lee side of the jib,while at the same time helping prevent the mainsail fromstalling.

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I obtained Russell Donnelly’s book [11] and also studiedother references on superfluidity. Tietjens, Applied Hydro- andAeromechanics. Tietjens, Fundamentals of Hydro- andAeromechanics. Yes, we can’t fly with a twodimensionalwing and, therefore, are influenced hentry threedimensionaleffects caused by a complex trailing vortex system.

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