Animation: Buoyancy on the wing profile

The following animation illustrates the principle of dynamic lift. It shows an aircraft with a Clark Y profile, which is used in aircraft construction. The angle of attack of the wing can be changed. The acting forces, represented as vectors, adapt accordingly.

If you click on the large content window of the animation, further layers are visible. The polar diagram shows how the lift and drag coefficients of the wing relate to each other. As an alternative to the polar diagram, an analytical diagram is also displayed.

TitleBuoyancy on the wing profile
target audienceTeachers and lecturers
PlatformsMicrosoft® Windows®
Apple® Macintosh®
FeaturesFull screen mode
Lossless magnification
Large screens supported
LicenseFreeware (for non-commercial use)
DownloadMicrosoft® Windows®
Apple® Macintosh®


  • Idea and first concept: Tamara Riehle
  • Clark-Y profile:
  • Authoring tool: Adobe Animate CC

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