The first part of this module week’s assignment is to choose and research a turbine-powered (i.e., jet-type) aircraft. Stay relatively conventional with your choice in order to prevent having trouble finding the required data. Also, if you find multiple numbers (e.g. for different aircraft series, different configurations, and/or different operating conditions), please pick only one for your further work, but make sure to detail your choice in your answer (i.e. comment on the condition) and stay consistent with that choice throughout subsequent work.
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.
- 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), highlight your answers clearly and use English units to receive full credit. Combine and submit all of the pages into a single file (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF).