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What goes up might come down
16 December 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pmFree
This event is primarily aimed at secondary schools and the audience will be of secondary school age (S4-S6).
Teachers can book tickets in blocks for their classes.
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 degrees below zero 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 degrees Celsius when the materials it is made from melt at 1300 degrees Celsius.
Speaker: Professor Andrew Rae
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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