Aeronautical Research in Germany: From Lilienthal until by Professor Dr. Ernst Heinrich Hirschel, Horst Prem, Professor PDF

By Professor Dr. Ernst Heinrich Hirschel, Horst Prem, Professor Gero Madelung (auth.)

ISBN-10: 3642184847

ISBN-13: 9783642184840

ISBN-10: 3642621295

ISBN-13: 9783642621291

From the pioneering glider flights of Otto Lilienthal (1891) to the complicated avionics of today’s Airbus, aeronautical learn in Germany has been on the vanguard of the delivery and development of aeronautics. at the social gathering of the centennial commemoration of the Wright Brother’s first powered flight (December 1903), this English–language variation of ‘Aeronautical learn in Germany’ recounts and celebrates the substantial contributions made in Germany to the discovery and ongoing improvement of airplane.

Featuring 1000's of ancient pictures and non-technical language, this complete and scholarly account will curiosity historians, engineers, and, additionally, all critical plane devotees. via person contributions through 35 aeronautical specialists, it covers in interesting element the milestones of the 1st a hundred years of aeronautical learn in Germany, in the broader context of the medical, political, and business milieus.

Important contributions of German aeronautical study to the flight sciences are, for instance, the boundary-layer idea (1904), the lifting-wing conception (1918), the Wagner net (1924), the boundary-layer balance thought (1929), the swept wing (1935) and its experimental verification (1939), the axial compressor (minimum frontal quarter) for jet engines (2nd 1/2 the thirties), the transonic airfoil (1940), the world rule (1943), and the 1st program of a supercritical wing (Airbus A310, 1982).

The technological advancements led in Germany to breakthroughs in plane layout, together with the trendy high-speed airplane (He 70, 1932), the 1st operational helicopter (Fw sixty one, 1936), rocket aircraft (He 176, 1939), jet airplane (He 178, 1939), the Me 163 (1941), the Me 262 (1941/1942), the ejector seat (1942), the 1st volume construction jet engines Jumo 004 (1943) and BMW 003 (1944), the variable swept wing jet (Me P 1101, 1945), V/STOL airplane (VJ one zero one C, 1963), and regulated post-stall flight (X-31, 1990).

This richly illustrated and authoritative quantity constitutes a such a lot well timed and massive review of the an important contributions to the principles and development of aeronautics made via German scientists and engineers.

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