Fc-3 The parallel plate paradox
Published: Monday 13 March 2006 - Updated: Tuesday 29 March 2011
To Demonstrate how airflow can create lift.
- Vacuum cleaner blower
- Flange and plate
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Parallel Plate Paradox
The hose from the air supply is connected to the flange which is passed over a circular piece of cardboard. This is subsequently lifted off the table. It is advisable to show that the vacuum cleaner is actually blowing by attaching some streamers to its outlet.