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By Professor Dr. Ernst Heinrich Hirschel, Horst Prem, Professor Gero Madelung (auth.)

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ISBN-13: 9783642184840

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From the pioneering glider flights of Otto Lilienthal (1891) to the complicated avionics of today’s Airbus, aeronautical examine in Germany has been on the leading edge of the beginning and development of aeronautics. at the party of the centennial commemoration of the Wright Brother’s first powered flight (December 1903), this English–language version of ‘Aeronautical learn in Germany’ recounts and celebrates the significant contributions made in Germany to the discovery and ongoing improvement of plane.

Featuring countless numbers of old pictures and non-technical language, this complete and scholarly account will curiosity historians, engineers, and, additionally, all critical plane devotees. via person contributions via 35 aeronautical specialists, it covers in attention-grabbing aspect the milestones of the 1st a hundred years of aeronautical examine in Germany, in the broader context of the clinical, political, and commercial milieus.

Important contributions of German aeronautical learn to the flight sciences are, for instance, the boundary-layer conception (1904), the lifting-wing concept (1918), the Wagner internet (1924), the boundary-layer balance thought (1929), the swept wing (1935) and its experimental verification (1939), the axial compressor (minimum frontal region) for jet engines (2nd half the thirties), the transonic airfoil (1940), the world rule (1943), and the 1st program of a supercritical wing (Airbus A310, 1982).

The technological advancements led in Germany to breakthroughs in plane layout, together with the fashionable high-speed airplane (He 70, 1932), the 1st operational helicopter (Fw sixty one, 1936), rocket airplane (He 176, 1939), jet airplane (He 178, 1939), the Me 163 (1941), the Me 262 (1941/1942), the ejector seat (1942), the 1st volume construction jet engines Jumo 004 (1943) and BMW 003 (1944), the variable swept wing jet (Me P 1101, 1945), V/STOL plane (VJ a hundred and one C, 1963), and regulated post-stall flight (X-31, 1990).

This richly illustrated and authoritative quantity constitutes a such a lot well timed and big evaluation of the an important contributions to the principles and development of aeronautics made via German scientists and engineers.

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