Can air drag change the shape of a plane?

Science Illustrated - - ASK US -

At speeds above the speed of light – ap­prox. 1,225 km/h – the fric­tional re­sis­tance from air mol­e­cules is to high that the metal in the air­frame is warmed up and ex­pands. For ex­am­ple, the tip of the Con­corde reached 127 ° C, and the air­frame exa­panded by up to 30 cen­time­tres be­cause of the heat.

Comments

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.