What is Aeronautical: Definition and 57 Discussions

Aeronautics is the science or art involved with the study, design, and manufacturing of air flight–capable machines, and the techniques of operating aircraft and rockets within the atmosphere. The British Royal Aeronautical Society identifies the aspects of "aeronautical Art, Science and Engineering" and "The profession of Aeronautics (which expression includes Astronautics)."While the term originally referred solely to operating the aircraft, it has since been expanded to include technology, business, and other aspects related to aircraft.
The term "aviation" is sometimes used interchangeably with aeronautics, although "aeronautics" includes lighter-than-air craft such as airships, and includes ballistic vehicles while "aviation" technically does not.A significant part of aeronautical science is a branch of dynamics called aerodynamics, which deals with the motion of air and the way that it interacts with objects in motion, such as an aircraft.

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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...
  2. M

    Calculating the cl_max of a wing from airfoil characteristics

    Hi, is there an appropriate method to get the maximum lift coefficient (cl_max) of a wing from the polars of the section airfoils? The background is that I cut a arbitrary wing into a certain number of sections. After that I use Xfoil to compute the local cl_max. Since this approach neglects...
  3. R

    Could you create a battery powered plane?

    After watching a video on YouTube, I recently became interested in the dynamics and physic's of why we aren't using electrical powered planes instead of burning thousands of fossil fuels every day. After doing a bit of my own research, I found the problem. When we increase the weight, we have to...
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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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    How to work out the area of an elliptical wing?

    I am planning to measure the wing area of a Spitfire aircraft. I am going to use double integral formula, but firstly I need to derive the continuous function for the region of interest. Also, How to do that? I searched the entire internet and only found out the wing span of that aircraft...
  6. nikirock021

    Aeronautical or astronautical?

    If one wished to enter the field of aerospace engineering what is a good focus- aeronautical or astronautical? does it make a difference? (if you could, please write the benefits of each field) thank you
  7. 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...
  8. tanmay

    What are skills needed to get good job in aeronautical engineering?

    Sir I have completed my 12th I have joined Btech course in Aeronautical engineering. My Course is starting on next month. So Sir I want to which skills are required to get highest paying job in reputed companies as aeronautical engineer, So I can develop this skills in my course.
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
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    Stuck Between Aerospace engineering and Computer Engineering

    Hello, I am stuck between two majors to study in college, Computer Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. About me: I am going to be a senior next year and I am going to be taking high level ap calculus and ap physics. I am a very creative person and am very good at the arts and industrial...
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    Programs Minor for Aeronautical Engineering

    Hey there, guys! Currently I am majoring in Aeronautical Engineering, thinking of switching to Mathematics because I really like mathematics but not sure yet, as I am having a lot of fun with AE. Anyhow, I am drifting off... I am having trouble picking my minor. I still have some time to decide...
  13. Mdmhk

    Engineering Topics to revise for Aeronautical Engineering

    Hello I m starting college after 2 months for bsc in aeronautical engineering.i have completed A-level 3 years ago,now i m revising maths and physics for O and A-level.i m facing problems in some topics.Tell me mathematics and physics topics which are helpful for aeronautical engg.(e.g...
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    Engineering Career within Engineering Analysing

    I've recently graduated from studying Aeronautical Engineering and been offered a great graduate scheme for a large transport management company as an Analyst Engineer which I'm chuffed about. My question is however, what sort of prospects can this offer me in the long run? And what other...
  15. Futurestar33

    Physics and Aeronautical Engineering

    Good afternoon, I am a physics major, with a minor in chemistry and I have another degree in nanotechnology. I don't have much of an engineering background. (Meaning classes that I have taken.) My belief is I can do anything an engineer does. My main question is, has anyone only graduated with...
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    Imperial or U of T for Aerospace Engineering Studies?

    Hi guys. I am doing my final A level exams (UK system) this May and I plan to study aerospace engineering. I am mostly interested in the astronautical side of aerospace. I would like to work later in life in the US. However I did not apply to the US for undergraduate studies. Currently my...
  17. 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...
  18. Freddy Diaz

    V-Tail and Aileron-Less Design

    Hi Physics Community, I'm working on the design of an aileron less and tail engine small UAV (Wing span 800mm) but I got stuck in Stability and Control. I recall from a teacher that a V-tail design is good for those configurations. However, I cannot find references to calculate/estimate neither...
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    Engineering Aeronautical Engineering Career Benefits?

    If I study AE will it enable me to get a job outside Aero Industry? Should I do Mech E instead?
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    Should I choose Aeronautical or Astronautical engineering?

    I am wanting a degree in aerospace engineering. I do not know which I should choose, aeronautical, or astronautical. I would love to work as an astronautical engineer, but which one of the two is better? I am also not planning to live in the United States of America.
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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...
  22. interhacker

    Aeronautical Engineering in China

    I just received an acceptance letter from the Nanjing University of Aeronatics and Astronautics in China. They accepted me for their Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering programme which is taught in English. However, I neither know anything about China nor the university. My first preference...
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    Engineering Aeronautical versus Astronautical Engineering: Job Outlook Advice

    Hello everyone. I am a recently graduated high school and community college student that will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to major in Aerospace Engineering. I am unable to decide on which path in this major (Aeronautical or Astronautical) I should go upon. I enjoy aviation...
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    Help me to choose an Aeronautical Engineering School Please

    Help me to choose an Aeronautical Engineering School Please! Hello everyone! I am currently on my final year in high school and I am trying to choose between colleges which accepted me to study aeronautical engineering. I will be glad if you can advise me. My choices are Imperial College...
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    Aeronautical Engineering Project

    Hi guys, I'm studying BTEC Level 3 Aeronautical Engineering and I'm in my 2nd year. I have to create a project related to an aircraft. I have decided to build an aircraft spoiler and show how it works by putting it into a wind tunnel once I've built it. However I am stuck at the moment. I...
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    Aeronautical Engineering Jobs: Best Options in India

    friends i have done my aeronautical engineering with grade A and even well versed in catia v5 and UG(nx) but all this is not fetching jobs in india. so i am planning to do my MBA ,is that a good option . waiting for your prompt reply ...
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    Engineering From Aeronautical Engineering to WHERE?

    Hi, this year I will finish my 4 year degree in Aeronautical Engineering and I don't really know what I want to do next because I don't really know what do I like. What options do I have? I am pretty lost here. Thank you
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    Aeronautical engineering requires a formulaic process of thought

    Hi, I'm a PhD student working on future airframe and propulsion systems and I'm starting to feel that everything in the aeronautical sector seems to have a pre-planned methodology. An example is to design an aircraft .. you can pick up various books and use very old formulas to design it and...
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    Engineering Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering?

    I'm pretty much confused right now, I've just completed Higher National Diploma in Aerospace engineering and i aim to study further about aviation science and management concepts in aviation. I'm mainly confused on which course to chose - B.Sc in Aeronautical engineering or in Aerospace...
  30. J

    Online BS in Aeronautical Engineering

    Does anyone know of a school that offers a BS in Aeronautical Engineering? So far all I can find are MS offered online. I may go for a MS eventually, but for now I am just looking for a BS. Thanks!
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    Engineering Can I get into aeronautical engineering with a bachelour in Geoscience

    Hello guys, I have 1 simple question, Would I be able to get into Aeronautical Engineering (for my masters) after completing a Bachelour of science in Applied Geoscience with a minor in Theoretical Physics? Thanks in advance.
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    Engineering Advice on why not to get a degree in aeronautical engineering.

    Hey Everyone! I really need help here. I have read online in many places that a degree in aeronautical engineering is not really usefull, is this true? If so why? and if not what are the benefits? And my second question is can someone minor in mechanical engineering with a major in aeronatical...
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    Theoritical doubt in aeronautical engg

    Homework Statement is the drag on an airplane dependent on its weight? Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution it was told that the drag depends on lift and the lift,on weight,in turn.but i am unable to comprehend it physically.
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    Aeronautical Engineering Student Seeks Aerospace Project Ideas

    im a student of aeronautical engineering..im really interested to do some projects regarding aerospace topics...i dun get a good guidance here...i really wish if somebody can help wid some ideas or support...
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    Aeronautical engineering

    what subjects must i choose for this engineering and how should i prepare. i am 14 and i am in grade 8.
  36. S

    Difference between Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering.

    Hi, I always wanted to know the difference between aeronautical engineering and aerospace engineering. I tried googling and searching over the net, but i could not find any detailed differences. Thanks.
  37. M

    Aeronautical & Astronautical Journals: Availability & Format

    is there a journal that is written specially for the students in the aeronautical and the the astronautical fields ? i heard something like that but unfortionatly i'v found any thing related. i'm looking for a journal in hard copy form
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    Aeronautical Engineering & Aircraft Accident Causes

    hey guys i just want to know if an aeronautical engineer fault in designing or in building the aircraft could cause an aircraft accident?
  39. V

    RE: physics and Aeronautical science/aerospace

    Hi I would like to know wether a degree and phD will help me get an appropriate job for the above fields. Although they are related to physics but i am looking forward to do Astrophysics as an extra module. will this help me get into the required field and whatr is the average payment a person...
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    Aeronautical Engineering

    I am a freshmen in college, and I am really interested in Airplanes and is considering Aeronautical Engineering. Right now I'm just in the General Engineering field, so I was wondering if there was anyone out there that may know a good book (for beginners) on Aeronautical Engineering...
  41. M

    Looking for a book on aeronautical Engineering

    hi, Please i need help to find a really good book for Aeronautical Engineering. i want an easy, step by step in detail full explanation with key words in back of the book or something like that. i am in first year now and i looked at the engineering section in university but there are only...
  42. Link

    Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering?

    I have a hard time chosing between wether I should study Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering at university. I have a general impression that Aeronautical eng deals with more high tech stuff than Mech Eng, but that Mech Eng is more relevant to society and the economy and thus easier to get a...
  43. F

    Aeronautical Engineering Summer Project

    I'm a mechanical engineering student who loves aircraft. I want to work on a project this summer so I'll learn more about aircraft/aeronautical engineering. I have a few ideas so far. Here's just a few off the top of my head for now; Design, build, and test a jet engine Study aircraft icing...
  44. S

    How is Aeronautical Eng as Career?

    How is Aeronautical Eng as Career? i am an under grad student of physics (major). If i get GPA 3 or 3.1 then can i study at Msc Aero eng ? How should be my GRE score to get admission at a medium school? Can i get financial help?
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    Difference between aeronautical engineering and aerospace engineeering

    what is the difference between aeronautical engineering and aerospace engineeering?
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    Advice needed in Aeronautical Engineering

    hello! I am a 12 grade student living in Pakistan. I am interested in earning a bachelor engineering degree in aeronautical from an engineering university. I would like to ask : 1. What is the main job of an aeronautical engineer? 2. Is it easy getting a job after earning the...
  47. M

    Aerospace / aeronautical engineering

    Is there any difference between an aerospace engineer and an aeronautical engineer? Are they two words for the same job or does do aeronautical engineers fall under the parent category of aerospace engineers? I know the history of it but all the definitions I get of aeronautical engineering...
  48. S

    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...
  49. M

    CalTech and Aeronautical Engineering

    Hello all, pleased to meet you. I'm an aspiring aeronautic/space (whichever one deals with the design of rockets + shuttles) engineer, and my undergraduate school of choice is CalTech. I actually have 2 questions in mind: 1) Does anybody here go to CalTech? I'm quite interested in their...
  50. S

    Aerospace or Aeronautical?

    Aerospace or Aeronautical? I'm a 17 year old IB student who takes the IB Diploma next year. My dream is to end up working on a high-flying Formula One (F1) team as their aerodynamisict. I also would like to work on plane models, space shuttles and cars...like designing them...I have a profound...