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What goes up might come down

12 December 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

We now take air travel pretty much for granted but the comfort and safety we expect are achieved in a very harsh environment. At cruising altitude the air outside the aircraft cabin can be more than -50°C and the air so thin that oxygen is essential. A few feet away from the cabin is a jet engine operating at a temperature of 2000°C when the materials it is made from melt at 1300°C.

Speaker: Professor Andrew Rae
Professor of Experimental and Applied Aerodynamics University of the Highlands and Islands

This lecture will use a series of practical demonstrations (with audience participation!) to illustrate some of the physics exploited in the design and operation of a modern airliner and other transport vehicles, including aerodynamics, materials and propulsion.

Details

Date:
12 December 2016
Time:
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.theiet.org/events/local/243196.cfm

Other

Organizer Point of Contact
Lynsay Callaghan
Type of event
Talk

Venue

Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow, United Kingdom + Google Map

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