Major: Aeronautical Engineering
Ormond Beach, FL
- President of the RPI Flying Club
- Alpha Chapter of Theta Xi
This presentation provides an overview of how jet engines operate, describing each main component within the system. It also explores the vigorous testing processes that these engines must undergo, as well as the various uses for jet engines.
This presentation introduces a topic which effects almost every engineering discipline, Drag Force. In this presentation the importance of Drag Force is introduced, the consequences of Drag Force are explained, and students are introduced to the work many different types of engineers. After the presentations, students go through a hands on activity which involves using a wind tunnel to analyze the drag force on a car.
Roller coasters are engineering marvels that provide the ultimate physical experience, but some people are fearful to take a ride on one. While there are many reasons, this presentation dispels the myths of poor safety and inherent risk involved with riding roller coasters. Three main aspects are analyzed including the effects of forces on the body, particular track design considerations, and restraining systems implemented on different coaster types.