The Secret of Flight
by Johan Hoffman, Johan Jansson, Claes Johnson
Number of pages: 128
In this book we present a mathematical theory of subsonic flight based on a combination of analysis and computation. By computing and analyzing turbulent solutions of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations for slightly viscous flow subject to force boundary conditions, we uncover a mechanism for the generation of substantial lift at the expense of small drag of a wing, which is fundamentally different from that envisioned in the classical theories by Kutta-Zhukovsky for lift and by Prandtl for drag.
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by James R. Hansen, - NASA History Office
A documentary journey into the history of aerodynamics in America. How ideas about aerodynamics first developed and how the technology evolved to forge the airplane into the revolutionary machine is the epic story told in this book.
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