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Homework Help: Finding airspeed

  1. Sep 24, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Pressure altitude of 12km,
    Ambient temp is 15 celsius above that of the standard atmosphere,
    cruise mach number is 0.85.

    Find equivalent airspeed, total pressure at pitot tube, correctly calibrated airspeed, and incorrectly calibrated airspeed (Compression is ignored).

    2. Relevant equations

    Veq = sqr(sigma)*V
    M = V/a
    T = Tsea + a(h-hs)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Here is my process, please correct if needed, I took the altitude and found out what the temp should be. Then do I go and find sigma by using this temp I just found or use the 15 degrees above it? Then I should be able to use Mach to find the true airspeed and plug those into the eqn to find Veq.

    And then, what is the difference between correct and uncorrect? The notes are very bare in these terms.

    Thanks, feel free to ask questions!
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 24, 2014 #2


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    Can you provide a reference to an online treatment of this topic?
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