In the research section, you'll be able to use the information you learned in the previous
sections to interact with others, and explore concepts further.
- AeroNet Lounge - an interactive discussion forum,
where you can talk with your peers about aerodynamics and aviation.
- Angle Analysis - a Java applet, which allows you to
experiment with the angle of attack of an airfoil, and see the changes in the streamlines.
- Camber Analysis - an applet which lets you try different
amounts of chord to see the changes in the streamlines.
- Chord Analysis - another applet that allows you to
experiment with the chord length, and see the changes in the airflow.
- Curvature Analysis - an applet which allows you
to change the curvature in the airfoil, seeing the changes in the streamlines.
- Wind Tunnel - the prime applet in AeroNet, the wind tunnel
allows you to freely experiment with the concepts you've learned through the site.
- Design School - along with two of the pioneers that you've learned
about, you can go through design school, and go through the process of creating an airplane
and flying it.
- Final Exam - once you've learned
everything there is to know from AeroNet, you can take the final exam, and if you do well,
you'll receive a certificate to print out.
About the Applets
Here on AeroNet, the streamline applets are the only place in the world you can find
an interactive streamline modeller. In the interests of promoting the distribution of knowledge,
we have decided to release the source code for all five applets. However, we ask that you e-mail
AeroNet at email@example.com for permission.
The multiple applets in AeroNet are quite computationally intensize; computing the streamlines
is not a simple task. For those who are interested, you may visit our
explanation of the theoy behind the computation.