Ground school 2

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  1. What is laminar layer?
    Where the boundary layer first flows smothly
  2. What is the turbulent layer?
    Where the boundary loses speed due to skin friction and becomes turbulent
  3. What is the transition point?
    where boundary layer changes from laminar to turbulent. where boundary layer becomes turbulent, drag is relatively high. as the angle of attack increases the trasnsition point tends to move forward
  4. what are the 3 methods of controlling the boundary layer?
    suction method, laminar flow airfoil and vortex generators;weeeea
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Ground school 2
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