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Why do trailing edge flaps increase the CL,max of a wing?

Lift is a force generated by turning a flow Source. The trailing edge flaps increase the amount of turning in the flow, it can be seen from looking at the geometry only, they tend to point downward. ...
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Is it possible to use two sets of stator blades after each set of rotor blades in an axial compressor?

You are completely missing the point of how an axial compressor operates. Let's say you design it so the axial velocity everywhere in the machine is a constant 2.5 m/s. The area of the flow will ...
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Darcy-Weisbach: Static or Total Pressure?

The Darcy-Weisbach equation applies to an incompressible fluid in a pipe of uniform cross-section. Hence, the velocity (and therefore the dynamic pressure) is required by conservation of volume to be ...
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