What is Aeronautical engineer: Definition and 12 Discussions

Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. It has two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. Avionics engineering is similar, but deals with the electronics side of aerospace engineering.
"Aeronautical engineering" was the original term for the field. As flight technology advanced to include vehicles operating in outer space, the broader term "aerospace engineering" has come into use. Aerospace engineering, particularly the astronautics branch, is often colloquially referred to as "rocket science".

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    Aeronautical Engineering or Nuclear Engineering?

    How did you find PF?: Via Google Hello, I am a new member here. Thano you for having me ! Im going through a dilemma. Next year I will have to choose a subject for higher studies. I want to work in space organisations in future and I like space researches. So basically Aeronautical Engineer...
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    Inertial loads -- Sources of information needed

    I'm working with Aerodesign, and I want to study "Inertial loads" but I can't find books about the subject, do you know any? thank you
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    Courses Aeronautical Engineer to Physicist?

    Hey guys, I needed some help in my course advice. I recently completed my course in Aeronautical Engineering from India. I scored not-that-great with a 67% avg and a gap year cause of sickness. I always wanted to do a masters in physics and specifically in theoretical physics in topics related...
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    General-Electric GEnx turbofan engine picture label request

    Hi! I am a student who is passionate about engines and mechanics (although the major I'm pursuing is CS.I believe we must not inhibit our intellectual curiosity). The following link will take you to the picture of an uncovered General Electric Next Generation Turbofan engine used by the 787...
  5. Futurestar33

    Anyone studying Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering?

    Good afternoon, I am just curious about what books you guys use, I am a aspiring physicist with other degrees. I have always had a passion for space and engineering and when I go looking for Aeronautical or Aerospace books I find out that none of them are really math rigorous. Could anyone...
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    Variable Wing Area Concept

    Hey guys!, this is my final year aeronautical engineering project that me and my group are going to work on! we have this concept of producing a roll in an uav/RC aircraft by reducing the area of the wing on one side while keeping the other side area constant or increasing it(gradually) and...
  7. tanmay

    Engineering What is salary of an aeronautical engineer?

    Sir It is my dream to become aeronautical engineer. So I want to know what is Minimum & Maximum Salary of aeronautical engineer in India & Out of India? Is Aeronautical engineering has really good scope in future?
  8. tanmay

    How to study to become successful aeronautical engineer?

    Sir, I have taken admission in Hindustan University, Chennai. My first year of college is starting on next month. Sir please give me a tips that how to study? i.e. How much time in a day should I study? On which subject should I focus more? Should I participate in extra activities such as sports...
  9. WhatmoughG

    Designing a Kite for a Truck Adventure

    Hey, I am embarking on a drive to the arctic circle. I have spent a bit of time googling looking for a kite to pull behind my truck to film the adventure and can't find much useful information. Is there anyone that could design or point me in the direction of a place to design a decent kite to...
  10. ChimM

    Calculating Tapered Wing Aircraft

    Hi, can you help me understand this? "the tapered wing having a 6-ft. chord at the root, the leading and trailing edges being tangent to a circle of 2-ft. radius at the tip, and the fuselage being 3 ft. wide." What should the diagram looked like? 2 circles, 1 with 2 ft radius, and 3 ft in...
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    Engineering Can an aeronautical engineer specialize in Robotics or AI ?

    Hello, first of all, sorry for my bad English.. I'm taking English courses to improve it :) I have a big question that nobody can answer yet.. I'm studying aeronautical engineering in Argentina, I love it, and I have very high grades, my university have a connection with the ISAE in Toulouse...
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    Aeronautical Engineer or Physics?

    Aeronautical Engineer or Physics? Hi, I am currently a year 12 student in Astralia undertaking specialist math, physics, chem, math methods and english. I am undecided upon wether i want to study aeronautical engineering or study to a high level in physics. Aeronautical Engineering: I...
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