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What goes up might come down
14 December 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pmFree
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.
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