Publication Date

Spring 2021

Document Type

Final Report

Embargo Date


Problem Statement

A portable lift demonstration was requested to get children interested and thinking about what happens with fluid movement. The demonstration had size and weight requirements, which were both met. Accuracy of lift force representation was not requested, but simple force and flow visualizations were required. The demonstration had variable wind speeds, and showed the change in force with change in angle of attack.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)