It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...no wait, it's just a plane.Classical Mechanics Level 5
An airplane of a certain density and shape flies at a constant speed. To do so, it must fly with a certain velocity \(v_0\). If the size of the airplane is scaled up in length, width, and height by a factor of two, it can only fly above a new velocity \(v_1\). What is \(v_1/v_0\)?
Details and assumptions
- The mass density and relative proportions of the airplane are unchanged - it's just bigger.
- Assume the wings work solely by the Bernoulli effect.