AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Aeronautical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering


Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering can be studied at the bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. levels in advanced engineering/technology departments at many institutes, and in mechanical engineering departments at others. A few departments offer degrees in space-focused astronautical engineering.


 

WHAT IS AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING ?

Basically aeronautical engineering involve activity of designing, developing and constructing of machine planes that can fly, as commonly known 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 that fastest vehicle. Eg: Airplanes that weights over a million pounds can ease into the air and spacecraft travels 17.000 miles an hour.


 

WHAT DO AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERS DO ?

Aeronautical engineers bring concept into reality by emphasizing 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, strength and weight. Selection of material is a crucial area of specialization for the aeronautical engineering.


 

As a Aeronautical Engineering graduates you can specialize in any areas including Structural designing, Flight mechanic and control system, Aerodynamics, Instrumentation and communication, Manufacturing and maintenance.


 

DIFFERENCE BEETWEEN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING & AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

 


Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical engineering is the practice of designing and building aircraft, like airplanes and helicopters. Students earning a degree in aeronautical engineering take classes such as:

 

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Aircraft Stability and Control


 

Aerospace Engineering and Astronautics

On the astronautical side of aerospace engineering, professionals design and build units like space shuttles and space stations. In addition to the aeronautical engineering courses listed above, students earning a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering will take astronautical courses like:

 

  • Spacecraft Design
  • Introduction to Astronautics
  • Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion
  • Spacecraft Dynamics
  • Orbital Mechanics


 

AT UNDER GRADUATE LEVEL THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN AERONAUTICAL & AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, BOTH ARE SAME