By Professor Dr. Ernst Heinrich Hirschel, Horst Prem, Professor Gero Madelung (auth.)

From the pioneering glider flights of Otto Lilienthal (1891) to the complicated avionics of today’s Airbus, aeronautical examine in Germany has been on the leading edge of the start and development of aeronautics. at the get together of the centennial commemoration of the Wright Brother’s first powered flight (December 1903), this English–language variation of ‘Aeronautical examine in Germany’ recounts and celebrates the enormous contributions made in Germany to the discovery and ongoing improvement of airplane.

Featuring thousands of historical photographs and non-technical language, this finished and scholarly account will curiosity historians, engineers, and, additionally, all critical aircraft devotees. via person contributions by way of 35 aeronautical specialists, it covers in interesting aspect the milestones of the 1st a hundred years of aeronautical study in Germany, in the broader context of the clinical, political, and commercial milieus.

Important contributions of German aeronautical study to the flight sciences are, for instance, the boundary-layer concept (1904), the lifting-wing concept (1918), the Wagner net (1924), the boundary-layer balance idea (1929), the swept wing (1935) and its experimental verification (1939), the axial compressor (minimum frontal quarter) for jet engines (2nd half the thirties), the transonic airfoil (1940), the realm rule (1943), and the 1st program of a supercritical wing (Airbus A310, 1982).

The technological advancements led in Germany to breakthroughs in plane layout, together with the fashionable high-speed airplane (He 70, 1932), the 1st operational helicopter (Fw sixty one, 1936), rocket airplane (He 176, 1939), jet airplane (He 178, 1939), the Me 163 (1941), the Me 262 (1941/1942), the ejector seat (1942), the 1st volume creation jet engines Jumo 004 (1943) and BMW 003 (1944), the variable swept wing jet (Me P 1101, 1945), V/STOL airplane (VJ a hundred and one C, 1963), and regulated post-stall flight (X-31, 1990).

This richly illustrated and authoritative quantity constitutes a so much well timed and mammoth evaluate of the an important contributions to the rules and development of aeronautics made through German scientists and engineers.

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