Commercial Aviation in the Jet Era and the Systems That Make It Possible (Hardcover)

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Commercial Aviation in the Jet Era and the Systems That Make It Possible (Hardcover)


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Discusses the "behind the scenes" systems that keep commercial aircraft operating to designed specification, including materials of construction, nominal as well as severe requirements, normal, off-normal and emergency operation

Describes the high loads and large movements necessary to reconfigure an airplane from low-drag, Mach 0.87 flight to high lift low speed take-off and landing speeds

Explains the importance and operation of the various, aviation sub-systems by describing what happens when failures occur in this equipment

Thomas Filburn is Project Liaison in the Materials and Processes Engineering group at Pratt &Whitney Aircraft. Previously he was Director of Research, UTAS Program Office, United Technologies Research Center, in East Hartford, Connecticut. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Chemical Engineering; he also holds a B.Sc. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, Storrs CT. He has worked for Northeast Utilities, United Nuclear Corporation and United Technologies Corporation (UTC). Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Hartford he performed research for a liquid metal combustion system used for torpedo propulsion at the Applied Research Lab at Penn State University. His last assignment before joining the University was with the Space, Land and Sea group at Hamilton Sundstrand (UTC division), where he performed research on regenerative life support technologies for NASA. His research interests lie inthe area of energy, sustainable design, greenhouse gas control and environmental design. He has published in Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research, the Fuels Journal of the American Chemical Society and has presented at many conferences. He holds 8 US patents for a variety of aerospace applications.

Product Details ISBN: 9783030201104
ISBN-10: 3030201104
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: August 5th, 2019
Pages: 203
Language: English