Pressure around an aircraft wing

Visualising the aerodynamic effects of an aircraft wing, with an angle of attack of three degrees.

Pressure distribution around an aerofoil. The red colour highlights areas of higher pressure.

Areas of high pressure can be seen coloured red, while areas of low pressure are shown in blue.

CFD visualisation to show the pressure distribution around an aircraft wing.

The curved shape of a wing creates lift by forcing the air to move faster over the top of a wing and lowering the air pressure.

A preview of an interactive 3D model showing pressure around an aircraft wing.

Simulated using the open source CFD software OpenFOAM.