New PDF release: Aeronautical Research in Germany: From Lilienthal until

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 examine in Germany has been on the leading edge of the delivery and development of aeronautics. at the get together of the centennial commemoration of the Wright Brother’s first powered flight (December 1903), this English–language version of ‘Aeronautical examine in Germany’ recounts and celebrates the huge contributions made in Germany to the discovery and ongoing improvement of airplane.

Featuring hundreds of thousands of old photographs and non-technical language, this complete and scholarly account will curiosity historians, engineers, and, additionally, all critical plane devotees. via person contributions by way of 35 aeronautical specialists, it covers in interesting element the milestones of the 1st a hundred years of aeronautical examine in Germany, in the broader context of the clinical, political, and business milieus.

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

The technological advancements led in Germany to breakthroughs in plane layout, together with the trendy high-speed plane (He 70, 1932), the 1st operational helicopter (Fw sixty one, 1936), rocket airplane (He 176, 1939), jet aircraft (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 plane (VJ a hundred and one C, 1963), and regulated post-stall flight (X-31, 1990).

This richly illustrated and authoritative quantity constitutes a so much well timed and sizeable evaluation of the the most important contributions to the rules and development of aeronautics made through German scientists and engineers.

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