High-Speed Aerodynamics of Plane Crashes
Airplanes rely on a very special balance of forces on the plane’s fuselage, structure of the wings, and power of the engines. Although this balance can be difficult to achieve at times, flying is one of the safest forms of travel. This is primarily because when mistakes are found in aircraft design, they are fixed across the entire industry worldwide. However, these mistakes are often discovered due to the deaths of passengers and airplane crew. In this poster presentation, we will be examining the high-speed aerodynamic effects that caused a major catastrophe that changed the world of aviation.
Heger*, Alicia R.; West*, Benjamin C.; and Drake, Dereth J.
"High-Speed Aerodynamics of Plane Crashes,"
Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 80, No. 1, Article 37.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol80/iss1/37