I’m working on a Engineering question and need guidance to help me study.
The first part of this module week’s assignment is to research a turbine-powered (i.e., jet-type) aircraft, Boeing 737.
Keep in mind that any theoretical solution to a complex, unique real-world problem is based on models and generalizations, requiring certain assumptions and simplifications, and comes with a variety of limitations as to its applicability. Therefore, detailing conditions and selections is a fundamental part of a scientifically sound approach and documentation of your solution to the problems.
After you have selected the aircraft you will use for the assignment, complete the following exercise: (Document is attached)
For part two of this module week’s assignment, select and research a common jet-type transport aircraft (later in the course we will get into more details of the differences between power-producing and thrust-producing propulsion systems, but for now, the main point is to have thrust directly as a force available for the introductory analysis of rectilinear motion).
For your selected aircraft, research and present the following information in your instructional presentation:
- Selected aircraft
- Maximum takeoff weight (MTOW)
- Engine type, number, and rated thrust, as well as total available thrust (sum of all engines)
- Takeoff distance at MTOW
Utilizing the above-researched information, derive and present (in an instructional way) approaches and solutions to the following problems:
- If your selected aircraft’s takeoff speed at MTOW was assumed to be 150 kts (i.e., the speed that is reached in the above-researched takeoff distance), explain how to find and determine:
- The total acceleration a [ft/s2] during the takeoff roll
- The sum of retarding forces FR [lb] (drag + friction) that was present during takeoff
- The time t [s] it took for this takeoff
- Given the researched knowledge about the aircraft’s thrust, explain for a specific airspeed example of how to determine the power P [HP].
- For a specific example related to your researched aircraft data, explain how to determine potential EPot [ft-lb], kinetic EKin [ft-lb], and total energy ETot [ft-lb].
- For a specific example, explain how the minimum required climb angle AOC [deg] to clear an obstacle can be calculated from knowledge about the obstacle’s height and its distance from the point of takeoff.
- Mixing of different systems of measurement (metric and British)
- Not converting into consistent units where required (e.g., kts into ft/s)
- Confusing weight (a force in [lb]) and mass (in [slugs])
- Wrongly applying trigonometric relationships
- Incorrect calculator/tool setup (e.g., radian vs degree) and/or use (e.g., not properly accounting for prioritization of operations)
- You must show all calculations (make sure your work is legible) to receive full credit.
- In contrast to formal research for other work in your academic program at ERAU, Wikipedia may be used as a starting point for this assignment. However, do not use proprietary or classified information even if you happen to have access to your line of work.
- Combine and submit all of the pages into a single file (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF).