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For some interesting arguments and calculations refuting the Bernoulli Principle as a sound explanation for lift in an airplane, check out Gail Craig’s book “Stop Abusing Bernoulli! How Airplanes Really Fly” available from Regenerative Press (see bibliography). Although the Bernoulli Principle is used to describe many physical phenomena, it does not explain lift. Luckily for us there is a much more sound explanation for how an airplane flies! There are four main forc... ... middle of paper ... ...er angle of attack helps divert more air downwards, thus creating more lift.
In addition it is cost prohibitive for most operations. Commercial transportation is out of the question. Ramjet engines offer some improvements, but are still speed limited. A ramjet engine works in a similar manner to a turbine engine, but there are no moving parts. Instead of using a compressor section to produce high-density air, the forward speed of the aircraft is used to compress the air.
Thrust is the final and perhaps one of the most important forces in the system. Enough thrust allows you to overcome drag and therefore produce a net motion of forward, and therefore climb. The thrust in an autogyro system is different than that of a fixed-wing aircraft in that it is not always wise to give more or full power to correct an emergency situation. Often decreasing your thrust will produce a higher rotor speed. This has to do with the angle that the rotor hits the air.
When Joe transitions from spread eagle to the head first position, his surface area decreases, thus allowing for an increase in speed. With the knowledge of these concepts of physics, one should now be able (with training) to safely partake in skydiving. A safe landing should not be an issue!
NASA is not sending astronauts into space at the moment, but that has not stopped the engineers at NASA from working on advanced aerodynamic designs and technologies that would help us achieve the dream of traveling farther, faster and higher. Improved materials such as carbon-fiber give an aircraft lighter weight, improved performance and lower fuel consumption. NASA’s newest design in carbon-fiber is called “PRSEUS” (Pultruded rod, Stitched, Efficient, Unitized Structure), a material that will be stronger than current carbon-fiber technology and will greatly reduce the need for rivets and other fasteners that lead to structural fatigue. NASA believes this new material will help Boeing achieve its goal of an aircraft of blended wing design (Sloan, 2011). Boeing has stated that tests for strength and performance on PRSEUS have exceeded their expectations.
The fundamental purpose of an aircraft wing is to provide an upward lifting of the aircraft. The type of wing on an aircraft depends on the purpose of the aircraft, ie, fighter jets need to be fast and work at high altitudes whereas a personal aircraft generally operates at lower altitudes and needs to be easy to maintain. Another purpose of the wing is to reduce drag. This leads to increased speed and better fuel consumption. Aircraft wings generally feature some of the following properties.
(NASA, n.d.) Another law would be the link between the resultant force acting, the mass and the acceleration produced, where it is described as F=ma (Result... ... middle of paper ... ...ieved December 3, 2013, from http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/history/newton3laws.html The Naked Scientists. (n.d.). How a Jet Engine Works. Retrieved December 14, 2013, from http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/1759/ World's busiest airports by passenger traffic. (n.d.).
Oil, from which jet fuel is derived, is becoming so valuable because of its so many usages, yet the supply is getting lower everyday and not being replenished. This situation must drive us to the wise use of the oil that is still available and develop technology that can derive the maximum amount of energy from the minimal amount oil used. General Electric has been able to not only reduce the amount of fuel consumption but increase the amount of thrust at the same time. It is encouraging to see the new technology that GE is developing to reduce fuel consumption and contamination produced by their jet engines. Works Cited GE Aviation.
This is a fairly efficient process but has one major drawback. The engine can only pull so much air in on its own, and the more air and gas that is in the cylinder the more forceful the explosion will be. This is where the turbo charger comes in. It was developed between 1909 and 1911 by Alfred J. Buchi. It was first used on aircraft during world war one.