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# MAE

MAE4230/5230
4230/5230 Homework
Homework 11 Prof.
Prof. Wang
Wang
Due
Due Date:
Date: Feburary
Feburary 7,
7, 2011
2011!

1.
1.Reynolds
Reynoldsnumber,
number,part
partII
Estimate
Estimatethe
theReynolds
Reynoldsnumber
numberfor forthe
thefollowing
followingcases:
cases:
a) a 10mph steady wind passing a typical flag
a) a 10mph steady wind passing a typical flag pole pole
b)
b)aatypical
typicalhuman
humanswimmer
swimmer
c)
c) a dragonfly wing duringflapping
a dragonfly wing during flappingmotion
motion
For
Foreach
eachcase,
case,choose
choosean anappropriate
appropriatelength
lengthscale
scaleand
andbriefly
brieflyjustify
justifyyour
yourchoice.
choice.For
Forb)b)
and c), assume a reasonable value for fluid free-stream velocity. If you are not sure
and c), assume a reasonable value for fluid free-stream velocity. If you are not sure of a of a
reasonable
reasonablevalue,
value,do
doaabrief
briefinternet
internetsearch.
search.
2.
2.Reynolds
Reynoldsnumber,
number,partpartIIII
Give
Give an5, example of threesystems
an example of three systemsthat
thathave
haveaaReynolds
Reynoldsnumber
numberon
onthe
theorder
orderof
of10
-3
10-3
100,
100,10
105, respectively.
respectively.
3.
3.Reynolds
Reynoldsnumber,
number,part
partIII
III
Describe
Describe a physical setup inwhich
a physical setup in whichyou
youcan
canillustrate
illustratethe
therelative
relativeeffect
effectof
offluid
fluidinertia
inertia
and
and viscous
viscousforce,
force,and
andthus
thusthetheReynolds
Reynoldsnumber.
number.
4.
4.Kinematic
Kinematicand anddynamic
dynamicviscosity
viscosity
a)
a) Look up the definition of thekinematic
Look up the definition of the kinematicand
anddynamic
dynamicviscosity.
viscosity.Give
Givethe
thedefinition
definitionand
and
the units of each.
the units of each.
b) Look up
b)Look up the
the values
values ofof kinematic
kinematic viscosity
viscosity of
of air,
air, water,
water, glycerin,
glycerin, motor
motor oil,
oil, and
and honey.
honey.
5.
5.Flow
Flowpast
pastaacircular
circularcylinder
cylinder
a)
(thepdf
pdffile
underreferences)
references)
b)
b) Describe at least three distinct flow patterns at a different rangeof
Describe at least three distinct flow patterns at a different range ofReynolds
Reynolds
numbers.
numbers.
c)
c)From
Fromthe
thewake
wakestructure,
structure,what
whatcancanyou
theassociated
associateddirection
directionof
ofthe
the
forces on the cylinder?
forces on the cylinder?
6. A spinning
6.A spinning golf
golf ball
ball
The figures shows
The figure shows the the wake
wake of
of aa traveling
traveling spinning
spinning golf
golf ball.
ball. In
In which
which direction
direction does
the
golf ball is traveling. Which direction does the ball spin? Justify your answer.
the golf ball travel? Which direction does the ball spin? Justify your answer.