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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Your circumstances or experience may be different. The circulation flow field is obviously the primarycontributor to creating the upwash in front of the airfoil and thedownwash behind the airfoil. Arvel Gentry, the famous aerodynamicist of the ‘s, whose articles changed forever the understanding of sails, passed away recently.

Computed streamlines forthe inviscid flow about a flat plate airfoil are shown in Figure 2. The circulation flow field causes some of the fluid to flowup and around the airfoil and then return to the same conditiondownstream.

Your father will have an enduring legacy in the field of hydrodynamics. Viscosity xrvel are most apparent in the region of theflow very near the airfoil surfaces. Geentry also have hard copies of many of his technical papers. Dear Ms Gentry My sincerest apologies for any distress caused to you by the malicious posts using my name on the Arvel Gentry thread on Sailing Anarchy. It used circulation concepts todiscover how the circulation flow fields about multiple sailsinteract causing even more air to flow on the lee side of the jib,while at the same time helping prevent the mainsail arvdl.

We promise to call as quickly as possible, but at some times we may be out sailing. Arvel Gentry’s site www. I expected some words of comdolence for Kim in this hard moments, but certainly this is not the right place for that.


Gentry Sailing | Recalling the research, writing and design of Arvel Gentry

Would you like a North Sails Expert to call you? The shuttle pilot needs just enough lift to get back to the runwaysafely. Higher speeds mean lower pressures. This iscalled the dumping velocity. On an infinitely long wing, the 3-D effects are gone and we areessentially back to looking at two-dimensional airfoilaerodynamics. Kim, I am so sorry to hear such sad news.

In areas where the streamlines get closer together, theair speeds up and the pressure goes down Bernoulli’s equation,[Reference 1, page ]. Eachtest run should take about 5 seconds.

The circulation flow field causes alarge amount of air to flow on the top lee side of the airfoil. It can be argued that the formation of the starting vortex atthe sharp trailing edge of an airfoil is a result of the very highvelocities that would be necessary to flow around the airfoil andnot due to viscosity.

Richard Von Mises, Theory of Flight.

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I was basically bottle fed on Kittiwake and other boats and continue to sail today. We call this region theboundary layer. For an airfoil on anairplane, we would give the airfoil some thickness with a roundleading edge and possibly give the airfoil some overall curvature camber.

Quantum Fluids I am a retired Boeing aerodynamics engineer. Fluid flow without viscosity.

Green streamlines that actuallytouch the surface are called stagnation streamlines. His daughter Kimberly has strong interest on keeping his legacy available for sailors of all countries. In the first case, there is nothing in aerodynamics requiringthe top and bottom flows having to reach the trailing edge at thesame time. Selling something that is free, what a bad business!. With three-dimensional wings, the circulation andlift changes along the span, and wing tip effects cause another setof vortex systems that greatly complicate the picture and createsa trailing downwash flow field.


Kim, condolences to you and your family. He only feels one wind, but he knows that it is acombination of the true wind and the boatspeed wind Figure 6. I am amazed when Arevl see a mast that is not shaped like this.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. The Kutta conditionhas been satisfied. Your name or email address: Birds could not fly, airplanes would not fly, and sailboats would not gentrt Are you ready to buy? Please fill in the forms below and we will have your local North Sails Expert create a custom sail proposal for you. Judy Blumhorst Judy Hydesailsdirect. This increase in speed means lowerpressures according to Bernoulli’s equation.

Genrty generation of lift. Gentry was the Avel engineer who first taught sailors aerodynamics. Thejib helps the mainsail by reducing the peak suction pressure gntry mast so the sail will not stall. The superfluid was pulled through vertically.

Sign In Sign Up. In this experiment, it is important to use a thin curved airfoil at a relatively small angle of attack about 5 to 10 degrees. Request a Quote If you are human, leave this field blank. A normal fluid would have spun the wings like a tiny propeller, but the superfluid refused to cause twisting. Lower pressureson top and higher pressures on the bottom mean that the airfoilnow has lift. The flow at thetrailing edge of the mainsail nears free stream conditions.