NOTE: Recently moved all my engineering/aerodynamics video away from my photography channel. See photo channel here if interested:
UPDATE 10-31-18: In the video I said something about “Winglets move the tip vortex back behind the wing” and this isn’t entirely true. The key takeaway is that they capture the vortex in such a way that they can put a small amount of the energy into a forward vector, actually producing thrust from the tip vortex instead of drag.
Winglets are commonly found on modern airliners and RC flying wings. Using CFD simulations, we dive into how they work, and what designs are MOST EFFICIENT.
For more information, see my FliteTest article:
BTW, who else uses Autodesk CFD? It’s a great tool if you are a STUDENT, because students get it for FREE! And you also get access to their Cloud Solver, which is awesome if you don’t have a powerful computer, or you don’t want to put the strain on your machine. However, STAY AWAY from 2019! It is HORRIBLE. On the other hand, Fusion360 is an AMAZING CAD program. Maybe we will go into this more in a future video…
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