Questions tagged [aircraft-design]

For questions about how certain features of an aircraft affect its performance and function, such as engine type or wing configuration.

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How an airfoil works

I have read on many sites that for lift to occur, the pressure below a wing must be higher than the pressure above it. This happens by somehow moving air faster over the top of the air foil so the ...
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Multiple Varying cross section beam deflection

How do we calculate the deflection of a cantilever with two or three cross-sections, and different forces acting at the end of each section?
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3D matrix for staggering 5 ten degree wide bands of angle of incidence shifted by target wavelength and optical path difference in arithmetic series

Today, we came up with the idea of creating a 3 dimensional matrix where I simultaneously stagger 3 times 5 times 5 Fabry Perot band-reject interferometeric filters with ten degree wide bands of ...