Challenge Team Interim Report
Team Number: 012
School Name: Bernalillo High School
Area of Science: Physics
Project Title: Aerodynamics of Airfoils
Lift and Drag is calculated by using a wind tunnel. Depending on the Angle of attack, the wing section gives different results for lift and drag. The Renyolds number also plays a factor in this determination. It will be good for us to find a wing section with the lowest numbers possible.
As a group we are going to build our own wind tunnel, then take a sample wing section and test it in the wind tunnel. After this we will take the data recorded and compare the results of lift and drag to those of a computer simulation.
Taking the data and doing a compare and contrast between the computer results and physical results.
For all group members to have a knowledge of how to compute lift and drag. Through the program, we will get experience in programming skills.