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Why is there no Aerospace Engineering Forum?

  1. Oct 12, 2015 #1
    Hello!
    I was going to make a thread about propellers and I noticed there was no appropriate forum to post it in, Just a heads up.
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2015 #2

    wolram

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    There are people on this forum that can answer questions on aerospace, i think it is covered in the (general engineering forum).
     
  4. Oct 12, 2015 #3
    Yes I am going to be posting it there, but I still feel it deserves it's own forum
     
  5. Oct 12, 2015 #4

    mfb

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    I don't think we have enough questions specific to aerospace engineering for a separate forum, but the engineering mentors can say more about that.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2015 #5
    I think many people consider Aerospace Engineering a specialized discipline of Mechanical Engineering, so most questions relating to aerospace are usually posted in the Mechanical Engineering forum.

    So far, there simply hasn't been enough activity/demand to justify creating a forum specifically for the field of Aerospace Engineering.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2015 #6

    berkeman

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    There were Aero and Automotive sub-forums under the ME forum, but they had too little traffic to keep separate. I believe those posts were merged into the ME forum level.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2015 #7

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  9. Oct 12, 2015 #8
    We had one up until a few weeks ago where we merged the threads back into Mechanical Engineering. You can now use a prefix to label an aerospace thread.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2015 #9

    Astronuc

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    That is the case.

    Coincidentally, aircraft grew out of the application of the internal combustion engines. Rolls Royce built automobile engines and cars well before they built aircraft engines.

    Henry Royce made his first car, a two-cylinder Royce 10, in his Manchester factory in 1904. (Wikipedia)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Limited#History

    It was in 1915 that Rolls-Royce built their first aircraft engine.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Limited#Aero_engines

    The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has a group devoted to Aerospace Materials, which develops Aerospace Materials Specifications (AMS).
    http://www.sae.org/standardsdev/aerospace/aermtd.htm
     
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