Book ID: CBB001213186

Modeling Ships and Space Craft: The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky (2013)


Hagler, Gina (Author)


Publication Date: 2013
Physical Details: xiv + 249 pp.; ill.
Language: English

Modeling Ships and Space Craft: The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky begins with the theories of Aristotle and Archimedes, moving on to examine the work of Froude and Taylor, the early aviators and the Wright Brothers, Goddard and the other rocket men, and the computational fluid dynamic models of our time. It examines the ways each used fluid dynamic principles in the design of their vessels. In the process, this book covers the history of hydrodynamic (aero and fluid) theory and its progression - with some very accessible science examples - including seminal theories. Hydrodynamic principles in action are also explored with examples from nature and the works of man. This is a book for anyone interested in the history of technology - specifically the methods and science behind the use of scale models and hydrodynamic principles in the marine and aeronautical designs of today.


Description Covers the history of aero and fluid hydrodynamic theory.

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Authors & Contributors
Eckert, Michael
Graber, Frédéric
Vorotnikov, O. S.
Andrews, James T.
Lytle, Ephraim
Hobbs, David
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Revue d'Histoire des Mathématiques
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Russian History
Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies
Naval Institute Press
Ashgate e-Book
Bloomsbury Academic
Cambridge University Press
Fluid mechanics
Aircraft; airplanes
Ships and shipbuilding
Science and technology, relationships
Euler, Leonhard
Navier, Claude Louis Marie Henri
Prandtl, Ludwig
Kármán, Theodor von
Cauchy, Augustin Louis
Lagrange, Joseph Louis
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
20th century, late
18th century
Great Britain
Soviet Union
Siberia (Russia)
Great Britain. Royal Navy
Académie des Sciences, Paris

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