Air is a fluid. The interactions between the aircraft and the fluid it is
surrounded in are important to analyze. Aerodynamics, a branch of fluid
dynamics, deals only with air as a fluid. What is a vortex? How do wakes
form? These are all questions that fluid dynamics can help answer.
- Boundary Layers - Formed
close to the body of the aircraft.
- Wakes - Created by the
passage of an aircraft through the air.
All interactions between the plane and the air can be analyzed and
explained by fluid dynamics.