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Arvel Gentry () was an aerodynamicist. He had a plentiful professional career including having been involved in aerodynamic’s research on the. The Origins of Lift – By Arvel Gentry (January ). July 24, at PM. [ Esta es una copia de una página web que ya no está disponible en la red. Some changes to the Goat Island Skiff sail and how to use leach ribbons or tufts for more accurate sail trimming and steering to reach greater sailing efficiency.

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Air and water are fluids that have a small amount ofviscosity. Three-dimensional effects supply additional flow complications but are not central to the fundamental origins of lift. Richard Von Mises, Theory of Flight.

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All of these vehicles are flying, and flight depends upongenerating enough lifting force to avoid falling like a rock or, inmy case, being left drifting with the tidal currents when the winddies. At this stage in our analysis, we have ignored the sharp turnaround the leading edge of the simple flat plate airfoil. The smaller Starting Vortex wheel, which spins counterclockwise, and the bigger Circulation wheel, which spins clockwise.

A review of modern sail theory Achieving proper balance Aerodynamics of sail performance Another look at the slot effect Application of CFD to sails Are you at optimum trim?

These same concepts are applicable to conventional airfoils for aircraft. In this experiment, it is important to use a thin curved airfoil at a relatively small angle of attack about 5 to 10 degrees. Gentry is ok and healty, and wish to see him and his site back online soon.


Heritage Innovation Education Stories. His discoveries gdntry the 60s and 70s on the various america’s cup efforts led the the mast section shapes we see everywhere for non-rotating masts:.

His seaborne pusruits included racing his own boats very successfully primarily in Southern Californiaplus he had extensive crewing experience on longer ocean racing yachts. BTW, how did you manage to find a ‘newspaper article’ that old? So how does a sail produce thrust? He only feels one wind, but he knows that it is acombination of the true wind and the boatspeed wind Figure 6. This increase in speed means lowerpressures according to Ggentry equation.

This gives the speed differential, top to bottom, the pressure differential, and then the lifting force. Itwas interesting that the introduction in this book was by noneother than the same Russell J. With two sails, each airfoil has its owncirculation flow field.

May the starting Vortex maintain your Kutta condition infinitely. The NASA space shuttle pilotmakes his final maneuvers to line up with the runway and flaresto make a nice landing.

However, old ideas are slow to die. gentrg

Green streamlines that actuallytouch the surface are called stagnation streamlines. By quequenJune 17, in Sailing Anarchy.

It is very nice of you to make contact with this forum, welcome! A glider pilot searches for thermals toprolong his playtime in the air. The Big Wide Blue Brother. His discoveries in the 60s and 70s on the various america’s cup efforts led the the mast section shapes we see everywhere for non-rotating masts: Looking for a quote? Arvel Gentry paper on analog field plotter tropostudioJan 18,in gemtry You will have to wait between tests in order to let all watermovement stop.


This happens when the flow on bothsides of the trailing edge have equal speeds and pressures. His work strongly influenced some of the biggest gurus of sail technology, like C.

In their search for avrel and lighter airfoils, the experimenters finally killed some local flies, or so they claimed, and the investigation became known as the flies’-wings experiment. Circulation is a special mathematical solution where a second flow rotates around the airfoil. Your circumstances or experience may be different. This isthe circulation flow field.

Arveo of this theorem in the two-dimensional airfoil casebasically means that as the starting vortex is created in the flowfield, there must be another vortex equal in strength and oppositein direction [3, p].

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The wind is blowing nicely as I trim my sails and movesmoothly across the water. Do you already have an account?

Bentry why and by how much? The boundary layer is responsible for creatingskin friction drag on a surface. Formation of the starting vortex. Theslowing down of the flow means the pressure is increasing. The Kutta conditionhas been satisfied. I have a complete copy of his website archived, which I downloaded several years ago. This leaves an unsteady chaotic region thatdistorts the external flow, decreasing lift and increasing drag see Figure 1.

Separation is a viscous effect. Tietjens, Applied Hydro- andAeromechanics.