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Aerospace engineering is the primary branch of engineering concerned with the research, design, development, construction, and testing of aircraft and spacecraft.

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For arc-length method in nastran, how to analyse post-buckling behaviour with load decrease

I am currently trying to model the buckling behaviour of a cylinder using sol 400 nonlinear static analysis using Nastran. I am using the arc-length (modified Riks) method as apparently it can ...
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Aircraft Longitudinal and Lateral Transfer Function Terms

The figure shows input and output variables for both longitudinal and lateral stability transfer functions. I completely understand what each term stands for but I was wondering what would be the ...
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Resources for study of airfoil design and optimization

I kindly ask for sources from which i could study airfoil design and optimization, particularily the approaches used before the advent of CFD
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Rocket vs aeroplane? Difference in take off?

Although both aeroplane and rocket burn fule and eject smoke but Why aeroplane moves and runs horizontally before take off ?why does not it takes off at its original/initial place just like rocket?
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Airfoil meshing using ANSYS

Logged in a little time ago i have a new question. So I am trying to mesh an arifoil geometry using ANSYS meshing. Airfoil number is NACA 84-M profile. Running 2-D simulation my main objective is to ...
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Does gravity have any effect on metal casting?

I wonder if the presence of a gravity field, makes any difference in the properties of the finished parts? That’s only if we can somehow, keep every other factor almost the same.
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Can you change an asteroid's albedo to take it off a collision course?

The amount of light that an object reflects is called its albedo; a scale of 0-1, 0 being a black body ad 1 reflecting all light. This question is probably going to be closed [It is "subjective" ?? No ...
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Using RC scale-down model to pre-test aircraft design

I'm a bit involved into building an actual airplane. And while the guys go conventional ways, I'm trying to look around to see other solutions. One of that is to try and use and RC scale-down model (...
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Turn rate of a jet vs. biplane

A friend and I were debating whether a biplane/propeller plane has a faster turning rate than jet aircraft. I argued that the propeller planes often do have better turning rates than jets, but I could ...
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N2O/Kerosene Rocket Fuel

I am interested in building a small liquid fuel rocket and I have decided to use nitrous oxide and kerosene as the oxidiser and fuel respectively. I would like to know if anyone has any advice ...
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Buying Liquid Oxygen in Small Quantities [closed]

I am trying to work out costs and order parts for a small liquid fuelled rocket I have designed. My oxidiser is liquid oxygen but I can’t seem to find anywhere to purchase it on the internet. Does ...
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Extracting load info on Abaqus with Python

I have a model on Abaqus that I've managed to run some 85 jobs on manually. Between jobs, only the loads vary, and I select these loads by resuming what I need and suppressing what I don't with my ...
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Artificial gravity with accelerating elevators enclosed in a gigantic sphere

If we could be able to construct a gigantic hollow sphere, multiple elevators/chambers can glide in the interior of the sphere, accelerating and decelerating without colliding, providing artificial ...
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Line of sight to satellite antenna

If I have the ECEF location of a satellite ground station and the beam width, how can I determine if an antenna on a satellite is within range of the ground station? I have the ECEF position of the ...
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Problem with relative reference frames

I came across this problem a while ago and I'd like to solve it, but I'm not even sure where to start. How would I start this problem and what formulas do I need? I'm not asking for a solution, but ...
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Why did ramjet AA missiles fall out of favor over pure rockets?

In the 50's and 60's, when anti aircraft missile technology was blooming, many designs used ramjet engines brought up to operating speed by rockets. This seems like a good idea, since ramjets have ...
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How do I physically protect solar panels from snapping when dropped?

I am creating a system that I drop from 20m to the ground and I want it to be solar powered. Weight is an issue so I am trying to minimise it as much as I can. How can I ensure that the solar panels ...
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How do you determine the L/D ratio of F-117 Nighthawk?

I was trying to look for an L/D ratio published everywhere on the web and I can't seem to find it (for a project). Since I couldn't find it, I wanted to try calculating myself. Can't seem to find $C_l$...
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Torque induced regular precession/ nutation calculation and visualization out of attitude Data

I have a rocket body with given Euler Angles, Quaternions and Angular-Velocities for given time steps. And I'd like to calculate the regular precession and nutation for every time step, so that I can ...
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Feasibility of additively manufacturing large metal objects in microgravity/high vacuum (space)

This a somewhat speculative question; I would like to know whether it is feasible to additively manufacture large (>100m) metal objects - from for example aluminum alloys - in a space environment. ...
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Calculating mass flow rate of a scramjet engine?

First post here. I'm an undergraduate ME interested in fluid mechanics. I came across scramjets and I was interested about the engine. I want to calculate the mass flow rate of the engine and I made ...
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Pressure Coefficient with a Minima of 0 on Compressor Airfoils in Cascade

I am a relatively recent BSME graduate working on reproducing the results of a technical paper to strengthen my ANSYS CFX skills. The paper is "Effect of Section Thickness and Trailing Edge Radius on ...
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What propulsion method: Franky Zapata hoverboard

Looking for the answer to what kind of engine provides the thrust on the French hoverboard on which its inventor, Franky Zapata, recently crossed the English Channel, I find the same phrase repeated ...
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Question with regard to spacex raptor engineand other full flow staged combustion engines

The diagram linked is unofficial but I've looked at other diagrams which are similar. The coolant is pumped in at a high pressure much higher than the maximum chamber pressure of the rocket the ...
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What happened to the projectile in Hypervelocity Impact tests?

I recently saw a tweet about Hypervelocity Impact Sample and someone ask how is it possible to shoot a projectile at that speed and what happened to the used projectile when hitting the shield. I ...
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What should be the material and thickness of front pillars to stop car (~1,847kg and ~262 km/h) without killing the driver?

"Tesla Model 3 owner died in a tragic accident with a semi truck. The Model 3 went under the truck’s trailer resulting “in the roof being sheared off as it passed underneath,” which is known as a “...
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What does it mean that the mass of a propellant tank is at premium?

I am reading the rocket propulsion elements book by sutton and I came across the following statement: "Because the propellant tank has to fly. its mass is at a premium and the tank material is ...
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How to minimize temperature increase caused by compression of a cryogenic liquid in a multistage high pressure turbopump?

The cryogenic fuel I'm using is methane at 100 K and 300,000 Pa. Based on my calculations, after compression, the pressure is 55 MPa and using the ideal gas equation the temperature is approx. 800 K. ...
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Closed loop guidance and control: how to tune a system with multiple feedback controllers?

I'm trying to design a closed-loop guidance system for rockets - something that can be implemented in Kerbal Space Program, for example. To do this, I'm following the design process described in ...
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Relationships among turbo jet rpm and compression ratio and thrust

A question about performance of a turbojet. Why are compression ratio and thrust are not in linear but increase exponentially with RPM?
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Amount of thrust needed to Hover on the moon?

I am interested in knowing how many newton's of force is needed to keep 1 kg of mass hovering above the moon's surface. And whether the current most powerful ion thrusters would be up to the task? I ...
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I have a problem with my representation of roll in Simulink

I am currently an engineering student and a member of the aerospace club of my engineering school (ESILV) which is called LéoFly. We’re a team of 12 students and are building a Fusex (...
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Should Engineers Understand Equations without Relying on Derivations?

As I've progress through my undergraduate engineering program, I've noticed a shift away from physical intuition - understanding why certain phenomena or equations make sense because of basic patterns ...
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Pneumatic-based, paddle wheel-type lifting apparatus for aircrafts

I am wondering if a pneumatic-based, paddle wheel-type lifting apparatus would have any practical application within the aeronautical or aerospace fields. Please reference the conceptual drawing ...
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Designing a PID Controller for Satellite Control

As an Aerospace Engineering Student, I have been trying to make a project of a PID Controller to control the attitude response of a satellite using the parameters from a project called Kufasat. The ...
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Is there an easier way to calculate rocket engine Isp?

I am trying to calculate the $I_{sp}$ of a rocket with a thrust of 500 kN. I know that you can calculate $I_{sp}$ with $I_{sp} = \dfrac{v_e}{g_0}$. However, to calculate $v_e$, you need the $I_{...
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Control law for nadir pointing spacecraft

Hoping someone here can give me some advice. I've been trying to build an orbit and attitude propagator inside MatLAB and have run into some issues with the attitude propagation due to my lack of ...
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Feasability of melting through ice crust with radiocative heater

I'm pretty interested in space exploration. Here I'm interested in a moon of Jupiter (Encealadus) which is covered by a thick ice crust, but apparently has at some depth a liquid water ocean which ...
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Eulerian description of fluid flow

In Eulerian description of fluid flow, we observe how the properties of the fluid are changing at a point. Since a point has zero dimension hence a zero area, how can we make sense of the 'finite ...
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Strange simulink error. Professor & TA don't know. Any Ideas?

I am currently working on developing a simulation for a restricted UAV, and I’m having some issues with Simulink while doing this. I have my mathematical equations which have been approved by my ...
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How does this transformation actually happen?

I cant exactly give you the complete relevant details of the variables but assume the following (bold means vector): B(x) ~ $\frac{1}{8\pi}*(\nabla\frac{1}{r})\times\int \mathbf X'\times \mathbf \...
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Analytical calculation vs FEA

In terms of calculated stress, strain, displacement etc which method yields more conservative results. Analytical calculation or numeric calculation?
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Boundary conditions for cantilever beam

I would like to ask about boundary conditions of a cantilever beam with a transverse point (in y dir) load at tip. According to equilibrium equations; We have a normal stress in x direction due to ...
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If the turbine drives the compressor, then what limits the engine speed?

My understanding of a typical jet engine is that when running, the turbine extracts energy from the hot exhaust gases. This drives the turbine, which is coupled to the compressor at the front of the ...
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Honeycomb structures vs shear stress

Honeycomb structures are made of top and bottom shells and honeycomb geometry at core. In terms of bending load, maximun normal strains take place on top and bottom hence, sheet parts can support them ...
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Resonance vs flutter

Is there any difference between resonance and flutter. Both of them are related to overlap of external excitation frequency and Natural frequency then increase in amplitude even inifite amplitude ...
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Determining thrust equations for a custom UAV

I have been tasked to mathematically model and simulate a 2 propeller, 2 motor UAV. But I am struggling with determining the thrust equations, of the propeller, for my design. I know that: Ft = Ct * ...
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Method of Characteristics nozzle - outputs area ratio?

I am designing a rocket engine as my final project at college, and I tried using a MatLab code developed by youtuber JoshTheEngineer. However, after running the code, it seems that the output points ...
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Satellite Thruters with reversers

Are there any satellite thrusters that mimic the "thrust reversal" feature of airplanes i.e. (A320...). I already know of procedures to decelerate a satellite such as using two separate thrusters ...
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the speed of the exhaust

This is from Stephen Hawking's latest book; Brief Answers to the Big Questions. The speed at which we can send a rocket is governed by two things, the speed of the exhaust and the fraction of its ...