Fc-3 The Parallel Plate Paradox

Aim

To Demonstrate how airflow can create lift.

Apparatus

  • Vacuum cleaner blower
  • Variac
  • Flange and Plate

Parallel Plate Paradox Parallel Plate Diagram

Parallel Plate and Diagram.

Description

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.