What is Aeronautical Engineering?
Aeronautical Engineering is a sub-branch of aerospace engineering. Though few people often interchange these two terms. Basically aeronautical involve activity of designing, developing and constructing of machine planes that can fly, as commonly know by aircraft.
The aeronautical engineers primarily responsible for creation of safer and more energy efficient economical methods for travelling including aircraft, helicopters, satellites, missiles and spacecrafts.
These includes science of propulsion and aerodynamics, even it covers the development and selection of materials and equipment that are utilized in aircraft.
Aero Engineer’s are part of the designing process to make the fastest vehicle. Eg: Airplanes that weighs over a million pounds can ease into the air and spacecraft travels 17.000 miles an hour.
What do Aeronautical Engineers do?
Aero engineers bring concept into reality by emphasising on the design of aerofoils(wings). Propulsion is another aspect in aeronautical engineering. The force of propulsion helps an airplane to remain in flight, and encompasses the design and development of engines. These two basic principles are considered when choice of material for aircraft design, strenght and weight. Selection of material is a crucial area of specialization for the aeronautical engineering
As a Aero graduates you can specialize in any areas including:
Structural designing, Flight mechanic and control system, Aerodynamics, Instrumentation and communication, Manufacturing and maintenance.
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Aeronautical Engineering Career Opportunities:
Commercial aviation industry
Government defence forces
Flight crew in both commercial and defence aviation
Space exploration centres.
Aeronautical Engineers Employers includes:
Aer Lingus, Airbus the Air Corps, FLS Aerospace, Rolls Royce and Ryanair to name but a few.
Aeronautical Engineering Future Prospects:
Create new, innovative methods of transportation to meet future demands.
Improve safety of an aircraft travel with more energy-efficient, economical methods
Develop and manufactures rockets and satellites.
Research and development formula one racing cars.
Perform and supervising the design of military aircraft.
The first airplane was designed by a pair of bicycle makers, who worked on it largely as a hobby.
Wright Brothers bicycle on display at the National Air and Space Museum.