Engineering 101 Final Study Guide

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Engineering 101 Final Study Guide 22:08 Define, describe, distinguish the majors not covered on the midterm Know the various subdivisions within the majors o For example, our book (Chapter 2) identifies the different areas that  majors can focus on Know potential industries and types of jobs within these fields o You all should have some general ideas on this as well from the interview  project Aerospace Previously referred to as  aeronautical  and  astronautical Involves flight within the Earth’s atmosphere Also involves flight in space July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong walked on the moon Aerodynamics o The study of the flow of air over a streamlined surface or body o The aerodynamicist is concerned with the lift that is produced by a body  such as a wing of an aircraft o Also, there is a resistance or drag force when a body moves through a  fluid o Engineer looks how to optimize and minimize drag Propulsion engineers are continually developing more efficient, quieter, and  cleaner-burning conventional engines as well as new engine technologies o Wave rotors o Electric propulsion o Nuclear-powered craft Structural engineers utilize new alloys, composites, and other new materials  to meet design requirements for more efficient and more maneuverable  aircraft and spacecraft
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Interested in control systems and orbital mechanics Must be aware of human limitations and the effects of their craft on the  human body American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is one of the most  prominent aerospace professional societies, it is comprised of 7 technical  groups: o Engineering and Technology Management o Aircraft Technology Integration and Operations o Propulsion and Energy o Space and Missile Systems o Aerospace Sciences o Information and Logistics Systems o Structures, Design, and Testing Mechanical Concerned with machines and mechanical devices Involved in the design, development, production, control, operation, and  service of machines Mechanical engineering plays a dominant role in enhancing safety, economic  vitality, enjoyment and overall quality of life throughout the world Mechanical engineers are concerned with the principles of force, energy and  motion Design and develop everything you think of as a machine - from supersonic  fighter jets to bicycles to toasters Influence the design of other products as well - shoes, light bulbs and even  doors Many specialize in areas such as:  o Manufacturing o Robotics
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o Automotive/transportation o Air conditioning Others cross over into other disciplines, working on everything from artificial  organs to the expanding field of nanotechnology
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course 2010 39550 taught by Professor Piterbarg during the Fall '10 term at USC.

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