Aerospace Engineering, Basic Aerodynamics

This will be my first post of the new academic year. Just so people know I am now majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Aerospace Engineering.

Yesterday I had my one Aerospace course for this semester (ME 255), with Professor Hart, and we started to learn about basic aerodynamics. One of the things that we learned is what a pitot tube is. It is a device that is placed on the aircraft, the pointy thing sticking out, that is able to measure pressure and use that to mathematically figure out the speed in which the aircraft is going.

Pitot example

http://training.deicinginnovations.com/?page_id=573

I like airplanes a lot and know a decent bit about them, but I never knew what that was. So if you like Aerospace then you will really benefit, and enjoy taking ME255 (Intro to Aerospace Engineering).

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s