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Do you need to support a thin flexible cylindrical web with an air cushion? In this paper a relatively simple mathematical model for the steady-state fluid-structure interaction between a web and the air-cushion generated by an air reverser is presented. This paper covers:
- The description of the problem
- The fluid mechanics of an air reverser
- Mechanics of a thin flexible web wrapped around a cylinder
- Web deflection equations