Date

2019 12:00 AM

Major

Computer Science

Department

Computer Science

College

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Project Advisor

Yan-Bin Jia

Description

An object moving through the air will experience several forces. These forces include the drag force, which resists the object's linear motion, and the Magnus force, which is caused by pressure imbalances due to the object's rotation. We have developed a graphical program that simulates a projectile moving through the air. This program allows the user to see the projectile moving under the influence of drag, Magnus, both, or neither force. It can help people to understand and visualize the effects that these forces have on flying objects.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Computation and Graphics-based Modeling of a Drag and magnus Force during a Free Flight

An object moving through the air will experience several forces. These forces include the drag force, which resists the object's linear motion, and the Magnus force, which is caused by pressure imbalances due to the object's rotation. We have developed a graphical program that simulates a projectile moving through the air. This program allows the user to see the projectile moving under the influence of drag, Magnus, both, or neither force. It can help people to understand and visualize the effects that these forces have on flying objects.