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Engineering

Chapter 14 Aerospace Engineering

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aerodynamics study of how air flows around solid objects
aerospace engineering design, building, analysis, and troubleshooting of components in aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, and high-altitude vehicles
angle of attack angle of the chord line of the wing relative to the airflow
astronautics study of manned and unmanned craft outside the earth's atmosphere
dihedral angle upward angle of wings away from the body that creates sability
elevator control surface located on the rear of the horizontal stabilizer that controls vertical movement of the nose
gas turbine engine engine, also known as a jet engine, that pulls air into the front of the engine
pitch up-and-down movement of the nose and tail
propulsion system system that creates thrust for movement
satellite type of spacecraft that orbits the earth because the centrifugal force created by its motion is in perfect balance with the earth's gravitational pull
wind turbine type of windmill used to generate electricity from wind energy
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