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Aerospace Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics

  1. Jul 14, 2004 #1
    What is the difference between Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 19, 2004 #2
    aerodynamics studies the properties of moving air. on an airplane, this creates forces (lift and drag) and torques. Flight dynamics looks at what these forces do with your airplane (how does it move?). Also thrust and gravity are of course included with flight mechanics. They have nothing to do with aerodynamics.
  4. Jul 26, 2004 #3
    actually they have EVERTHING to do with aerodynamics.. without thrust u cant generate lift, without gravity u cant provide unaided lift... but they ARE 2 sepearate fields.. and you are correct.. just wanted to clear that up a bit.
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