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Extension of this to three-dimensional flows is trivial and is left as an exercise to the reader. 9 Stream Function and Vector Potential We have already defined a streamline as a line drawn in the fluid such that the velocity vector is tangent to this line everywhere. Thus, there cannot be any flow across the streamline anywhere. Since this is identical to the condition at a solid boundary, it follows that any streamline can be replaced by a solid boundary -- and this is true only for inviscid flow.

For low-speed flights, our concern in describing fluid motion is in large spaces containing very large number of particles, so that one can assume the fluid to be continuum. 6 × 10−8 �. 2�. As we have noted in the previous chapter that most of the conventional aircrafts (or even the high altitude reconnaissance planes) fly either in the troposphere or stratosphere, the continuum assumption can be used to define macroscopic properties of fluid flow meaningfully by statistical averages. Although one can use the concepts of kinetic theory of gases to define the thermodynamic properties of temperature (� ) and pressure (�) by considering the motion to arise due to random molecular motion and collisions among molecules, we will adopt the classical viewpoint of these properties using continuum mechanics.

3) can be written as ( )2 � Δ� 1 � ≡ = . 4) Basic Equations of Motion 23 As one defines the Mach number by, � = lent to � � , the condition of incompressibility is equiva- 1 2 � ≪ 1. 05 or 5%. 3. 2 Conservation Principles For low-speed flights, the energy equation may not be necessary to solve unless some explicit heat transfer problems are addressed. Additionally, conservation of linear momentum equations can be simplified by successively making inviscid and irrotational flow assumptions. These lead to significant ease of analysis and have led to development of simple, yet very elegant aerodynamics theories.

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