Air/smoke flow past rotating cylinder

Dear students, you must have studied flow past stationary and rotating cylinder during your Aeronautical Engineering. However every student doesn't get a chance to actually do this experiment. I did not get such a chance when I did M.Tech at the IIT Madras and my AEC at the AFTC, Bangalore. I firmly believe that students can learn a lot about Aerodynamics by doing flow-visualization experiments along with studying the theory. Hence I requested my brilliant student Er. Ajit to make this experimental set-up and conduct this experiment for the benefit of the students. Here are the two experiments showing the streamline pattern past the stationary and rotating cylinder.

Smoke Tunnel Experiment on Aeroplane Wing

How can we see the airflow over the wings of an aeroplane? We can make a small model or replica of the aeroplane wing and see the airflow past it inside the smoke tunnel. As the angle of attack changes, we can see interesting changes occurring to the flow streamlines. Few of the streamlines which were going below the wing at low angle of attack, change their direction and start going above the wing at higher angle of attack.

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Can Aeroplanes Fly Without Wings?

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Kerala will always salute these IAF pilots for their courage

via Men and women of the Indian Air Force who conducted rescue missions in Kerala's worst deluge speak to 's Archana Masih. The crew of a rescue team led by Wing Commander B K Sahu (in red), Co-pilot Squadron Leader J P Mothsra (on his right), Flight Gunner Sergeant Sudhir (far right) and Garud Commando Vikas (left)  Photograph: Kind courtesy Wing Commander B K Sahu. Two years after she was commissioned as an Indian Air Force pilot, Flight Lieutenant Swati Rathore was on her first rescue mission. Among the youngest and the only lady pilot from her unit deployed in the Kerala flood rescue effort, the Ajmer native flew four sorties on day one with her commanding officer Wing Commander Shivang Kumar. "It was raining and there was water everywhere. People were holding out cloth pieces as a signal and waving out. The first house we approached

Few Questions of Fluid Mechanics

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