## Foil (fluid mechanics)

A foil is a solid object with a shape such that when placed in a moving **fluid** at a suitable angle of attack the lift (force generated perpendicular to the **fluid** flow) is substantially larger than the drag (force generated parallel the **fluid** flow). If the **fluid** is a gas , the foil is

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## Hamiltonian fluid mechanics

Take the simple example of a barotropic , inviscid vorticity-free **fluid** . Then, the conjugate fields are the mass density field ρ and the velocity potential φ . The Poisson bracket is given by and the Hamiltonian by: where e is the internal energy density, as a function of

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## Category:Fluid mechanics

This category has the following 7 subcategories, out of 7 total. D [ + ] Discrete-phase flow (2 P) F [ + ] **Fluid** dynamicists (2 C, 127 P) [ + ] **Fluid** dynamics (29 C, 452 P, 4 F) F cont. [ + ] **Fluid** power (2 C, 1 P) [ + ] **Fluid** statics (1 C, 1 P) N [ + ] Non-Newtonian

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## History of fluid mechanics

The history of **fluid mechanics** , the study of how fluids move and the forces on them, dates back to the Ancient Greeks. Contents 1 Antiquity 1.1 Archimedes 1.2 The Alexandrian school 1.3 Sextus Julius Frontinus 2 Middle Ages 2.1 Islamicate physicists 2.2 Islamicate

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## Journal of Fluid Mechanics

The Journal of **Fluid Mechanics** is the leading scientific journal in the field of **fluid mechanics** . It publishes original work on theoretical, computational and experimental aspects of the subject. The journal is usually referred to by its initials JFM by academics in the field. Within

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## Continuum mechanics

information about the particular material studied is added through a constitutive relation . Continuum **mechanics** deals with physical properties of solids and fluids which are independent of any particular coordinate system in which they are observed. These physical properties are then represented

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## Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics

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## G. I. Taylor Professorship of Fluid Mechanics

The G. I. Taylor Professorship of **Fluid Mechanics** is a professorship in **fluid mechanics** at the University of Cambridge . It was founded in 1992 and named in honor of G. I. Taylor . [ edit ] List of G. I. Taylor Professors of **Fluid Mechanics** 1992–1994 Grigory Barenblatt 1996

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