Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics

  • Thread starter EngTechno
  • Start date
  • #1
72
0

Main Question or Discussion Point

What is the difference between Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
70
0
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.
 
  • #3
25
0
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.
 

Related Threads on Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics

Replies
8
Views
7K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
7K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
4K
Replies
18
Views
8K
  • Last Post
Replies
12
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
13
Views
9K
  • Last Post
Replies
11
Views
8K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
4K
Replies
3
Views
2K
Top