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Unformatted text preview: of w . d) What is the advantage of Fying in such fomation? Now let the middle bird move ahead of the other two by a distance d and model the three-bird system with a single vortex line (made up of straight segments with a few right angles between them). or convenience dene r d/b . e) Sketch the new vortex line. f) Show that the downwash at the midspan of the middle bird is w M = p 1 3 + 1 2 4 + r-2-1 6 4 + 9 r-2 P w and that the downwash at the midspan of the left and right birds is w L = w R = p 3 5-1 4 4 + r-2 + 1 12 4 + 9 r-2 P w g) Using a computer, ON THE SAME PAGE, plot w M /w vs. r and w L /w vs. r . h) What is the advantage of this formation with respect to the previous one? November 8, 2011 2 Figure 1: Bird models...
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