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The Red Baron and starburst

Planes and such

Zachary Smith

on 24 May 2011

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Engineering Rocketry Robotics Aerodynamics Gliders Composites Aviation History Gliders are heavier-than-air aircrafts that do not depend on an engine. To stay aloft, the wings on a glider have to produce enough lift to balance out its weight. An example of a glider would be a paper airplane. The design, construction, launching and operation of rockets. A rocket or rocket vehicle is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle which obtains thrust from a rocket engine. In all rockets, the exhaust is formed entirely from propellants carried within the rocket before use. Rockets use thrust to be pushed foward while in flight. Chemical rockets are the most common
type of rocket used today. They are the
most common because they created exhaust
by combustion of rocket propellant. Unlike airplanes, gliders do not require an engine to stay aloft. Instead, gliders can use thermals, or streams of rising air, to maintain or even gain altitude. Most planes can glide if they lose their engines. Gliders are primarily used for recreational sports like hangliding and paragliding. The chinese were the first to use rocketry.
Soon after the whole enitire world was using
rocketry and during the cold war there was a
race between the soviet union and the united
states of america to reach the moon first with
a manned rocket. There were many early attempts at making gliders but information about them is lacking. Many of them were made out of feathers and ended in wrecks. Master of Aviation.....and pizza :) The Glide Angle is the angle of the gliders flight path relative to the horizon. It can be thought of as the measure of flying efficiency of a glider. When launching a rocket there are
multiple team members. There is the
launch team which is responsible for the
launching of the rocket and making sure the launch goes smoothly and no one gets hurt. The recover team is responsible for the safe recovery of the rocket and making any repairs to the rocket after it is launched. The observation team is responsible for the marking of the angle and height of the rocket when it is at its highest and recording the info. The design of a rocket all depends on
the center of gravity, center of pressure, nosecone, fins, recovery system. The center of gravity is the point where all forces are pushing down on the aircraft. The center of pressure is the point on a body where the total sum of a pressure field acts, causing a force and no moment about that point. The center of gravity must be in front of the center of pressure for the rocket to function properly. The other components of a rocket are up to the designer and all make the rocket good or bad. According to Random House Dictionary, "Aerodynamics is the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of air and other gases and with the effects of such motion on bodies in the medium." The four forces on an airplane are thrust, drag, lift, and weight. Thrust and drag are in the horizontal plane while lift and weight are in the vertical plane relative to the aircraft. In order for a plane to fly the lift has to be equal to or greater than the weight and the thrust has to be greater than the drag to accelerate. Aerodynamic lift is the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity according to <thefreedictionary.com>. A simplified answer as to how lift is generated is that the pressure above the wing decreases while the pressure below the wing increases. This causes the airfoil to rise in relation to the airflow. In space the pressure is much greater than on earth due to the massive amount of area around the person. The tempertature is also much colder in space due to there being no atmosphere around you. We are very lucky to have the earth becasue it protects us from all of these things. Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, structural disposition, manufacture and application of robots. Robotics is used in Aerospace Engineering many ways. There is the use of programming to fly UAV's, GPS and robots in general. Computer programming is the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging / troubleshooting, and maintaining the source code of computer programs. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides location and time information in all weather and at all times and anywhere on or near the Earth when and where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites Robotics are used many ways in
Aerospace Engineering, from GPS to just plain old robots that complete tasks and the most advanced form is UAV's or unmaned aircrafts. We have come a long way from when we used to have computers that took up whole rooms and now we can have a hand held GPS device that tells us where we are anywhere in the world A Brief History of Aerodynamics 1480 - 1500 - Leonardo de Vinci draws designs for helicopters, ornithopters, and parachutes.
November 21, 1783 -Rozier and the marquis d'Arlandes make the first free flight in a hot-air balloon.
October 22, 1797 -The first parachute descent is made by a human.
December 17, 1903 Orville Wright makes the first powered, sustained, and controlled heavier-than-air flight.
November 13, 1907 Paul Cornu achieves the first free flight of a helicopter with a human on board and hovers for 20 seconds.
August 2, 1909- The U.S. Army buys its first airplane - a Wright biplane.
1924 -First flight around-the-world: the Chicago and New Orleans circle the world in 175 days. May 21, 1927 - First Nonstop Solo Transatlantic Flight : Charles Lindbergh completes the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
August 8 - 29, 1929- The Graf Zeppelin achieves the first around-the-world flight by an airship.
May 20, 1932- Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in a Vega aircraft..
July 15 - 22, 1933- Wiley Post achieves the first solo around-the-world flight in a Vega aircraft, called the Winnie Mae in 7 days and 19 hours.
December 31, 1938- The prototype Boeing 307 Stratoliner, first pressurized airliner takes first flight.
August 27, 1939 -The first flight of a jet-powered airplane is achieved by the Heinkel He 178.
October 14, 1947 - First aircraft to travel faster than the speed of sound. U.S. Air Force test pilot Chuck Yeager flies the Bell X-1 to Mach 1.07, becoming the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound.
May 2, 1952 - The De Havilland Comet becomes first jet-powered aircraft to offer regular passenger service.
October 4, 1957 - First Artificial Satellite: Russian spacecraft Sputnik I becomes the first satellite to be launched into the Earth's orbit.
January 31, 1958 - First Successful United States Satellite: Explorer 1 becomes the first successful artificial satellite launched by the United States.
1959 - 1967 - First winged aircraft to achieve Mach 4, 5, & 6 and to operate at altitudes above 30,500 meters (100,000 feet). X-15
April 12, 1961 - Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel in space in the spaceship Vostok 1.
February 20, 1962 - Josh Glenn, First American to orbit the Earth.
June 3, 1965 - First American Spacewalk by astronaut Edward H. White II performs an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) or "spacewalk" for 20 minutes outside Gemini IV.
March 2, 1969 - The first flight of the prototype of the Supersonic-transport (SST) aircraft Concorde.
July 20, 1969: U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to walk on the moon
May 14, 1973 - Skylab, an earth-orbiting space station that allowed people to live in space for several weeks, is launched. July 20, 1976 - First Spacecraft to operate on the surface of Mars: Viking 1 spacecraft lands on Mars and sends back pictures to Earth.
April 12, 1981 - First piloted orbital test flight of the U.S. Space Shuttle STS-1.
June 1983 - Pioneer 10 is the first spacecraft to venture beyond the planets.
December 14 - 23, 1986 Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager make the first around-the-world flight on the Voyager without refueling in 9 days.
June 7, 1994 - Vicki Van Meter, age 12 becomes youngest pilot to fly transatlantic in a Cessna 210.
September 26 - 1996 -Dr. Shannon Lucid sets U.S. record presence in space: 188 days.
March 1 - 21, 1999 - Breitling Orbiter 3 sets a record for first successful circumnavigation of the world.
July 30, 2002 - First successful hypersonic scramjet engine test flight in Australia.
October 15, 2003 - First manned Chinese space flight.
December 17, 2003 - First Flight Centennial Celebration Early philosophers like Aristotle, Leonardo de Vinci, and Galileo made a few observations about aerodynamics but not much effort was spent studying aerodynamics pre 17th century. Although Leonardo de Vinci did publish "Codex on the Flight of Birds" in 1505 which mentioned that the center of gravity and the center of pressure do not coincide in a bird. Between the 18th and 19th centuries many experiments were done regarding aerodynamics. Sir George Cayley was the first person who identified lift, weight, thrust, and drag and there relationship. Francis Herbert Wenham created the first wind tunnel in 1871. Otto Lilienthal was the first person who to become highly successful with glider flights. Boyle's law describes the inversely proportional relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas, if the temperature is kept constant within a closed system. This is very important in space because the pressure and gas must stay proportional and keep you alive. Composite materials are engineered or naturally occurring materials made from two or more materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties which remain separate. In the early 20th century the Wright Brothers built and flew the first powered aircraft. Their flight proved and disproved many theories about aerodynamics, for instance Newton's drag force theory was proved incorrect. Since the Wright Brother's, there have been many advancements in planes and propulsion systems. Propulsion Systems The construction of composites can be done many
ways. The most common and easiest way to do this
is to apply resin to one side of the the material and
then place another on top of it. This will then create
a bond between the materials and they will bascially
become on material and this will make it much
stronger in the end. These materials are never one
material they are just two pieces bonded together. Propellers act like a turbine in that they use rotary motion to generate thrust. Modern propellers are made of composite materials, but they can be made of laminated wood or metal. We have composites in the world today because they are very strong and lightweight, they
are commonly used in airplane wings because they are lightweight and because of their
strength. One of the most common composites is carbon fiber. It is being used in more and
more things today in the world just because of how strong it is and how light it is. THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD A turbo jet is the oldest kind of jet engine and was developed in the late 1930s. Turbo jets are made of an air intake, a compressor, a combustion chamber, a turbine, and a nozzle.
Turbo jets take in air, compress it and adds fuel to it which is ignited before the air exits through the nozzle. Ramjets use an aircraft's forward motion to provide thrust. They compress the air, without using a rotary compressor, and then provide continuous combustion to the air before it is sent out the nozzle. Ramjets can operate up to mach 6, however they cannot propell an aircraft that isn't moving. A varient of the ramjet is the scramjet which is modified so that combustion takes place at supersonic air flow. This lets scramjets operate at higher speeds than ramjets. See Rocketry. Work Cited http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_material
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