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Code No: 07A12101 Set No.

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I B.Tech Regular Examinations, May/Jun 2008
INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
(Aeronautical Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Explain about drag and lift?


(b) What is stall?
(c) Explain increase in lift with angle of attack. [8+4+4]

2. (a) What are the flight instruments are connected into a Pitot- static system.
(b) How many kinds of altimeters are in use. [8+8]

3. (a) What are the possible causes for an airplane to fly.


(b) How the lift is generated in the Airplane wing? Explain how it is reduced by
induced drag. [8+8]

4. (a) What is meant by the term load factor.


(b) Into what categories are aircraft type-certificated? [8+8]

5. (a) Enumerate the principle components of Jet engine.


(b) Describe the operation of a turbo Jet engine. [6+10]

6. (a) What is meant by Wing loading, Discloading? Wing span loading?


(b) Explain the purpose for which aeroplane wings are cambered. [4+4+4+4]

7. (a) Explain in detail with the help of a figure directional static stability.
(b) Explain in detail with the help of a figure lateral static stability. [8+8]

8. Explain in detail about a communications satellite. [16]

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Code No: 07A12101 Set No. 2
I B.Tech Regular Examinations, May/Jun 2008
INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
(Aeronautical Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Describe about bi-plane When was it made?


(b) Write the special feature of bi-plane. [8+8]

2. Explain in detail the principle of altimeter and explain about radio altimeter. [16]

3. (a) How is skin friction caused? Why is the skin friction becoming greater impor-
tance recently.
(b) Explain what happens in the boundary layer? [8+8]

4. Explain the functions of [6+6+4]

(a) Elevator
(b) Aileron
(c) Rudder.

5. Describe Schematically the thrust produced by a jet engine. [16]

6. (a) How is drag affected by air density at higher attitudes.


(b) Differentiate between
i. form drag
ii. Induced drag.
iii. Skin friction drag. [6+6+4]

7. (a) Explain in detail with the help of a figure directional static stability.
(b) Explain in detail with the help of a figure lateral static stability. [8+8]

8. Discuss in detail about the elements of satellite. [16]

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Code No: 07A12101 Set No. 3
I B.Tech Regular Examinations, May/Jun 2008
INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
(Aeronautical Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) How to estimate the critical Mach number for an airfoil?


(b) Define Standard Atmosphere and its components. [8+8]

2. (a) What design features of an aileron system are employed to overcome adverse
yaw?
(b) Describe the function of ruddervators. [8+8]

3. (a) What are the possible causes for an airplane to fly.


(b) How the lift is generated in the Airplane wing? Explain how it is reduced by
induced drag. [8+8]

4. (a) What is the fail-safe feature in aircraft construction?


(b) Discuss the advantages of bonded construction? [8+8]

5. Explain with the aid of sketches, two mechanisms of liquid propellants used in
rocket engine. [16]

6. “Study of skin friction in laminar & turbulent flow becomes increasingly great
importance” Discuss. [16]

7. (a) What are control tabs? State their uses.


(b) How are control surfaces balanced. [8+8]

8. Explain the anatomy of a space mission. [16]

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Code No: 07A12101 Set No. 4
I B.Tech Regular Examinations, May/Jun 2008
INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
(Aeronautical Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Write notes on the Wright brother’s number-3 glider, 1902.


(b) Discuss Wilbur (1871-1912) and Orville (1871-1948) inventors of the first prac-
tical airplane. [4+12]

2. (a) Explain the operation of controllable trim tabs.


(b) How does a controllable trim tab differ from a fixed tab? [8+8]

3. (a) What is meant by the centre of pressure of an aerofoil?


(b) What is meant by the aerodynamic centre of an aerofoil section?
(c) Expansion wave. [6+6+4]

4. Name three types of fuselages classified according to the method by which stresses
are transmitted to the structure. [16]

5. (a) Mention the merits of turbojet engine.


(b) Mention various aircrafts using the power plants of jet and piston engines.
(c) Name the aircrafts having turbo shaft engines. [6+6+4]

6. A rough egg- shaped body with a circular cross section 75mm in diameter is tested
in a wind tunnel at 100 knots and the air resistance is found to be 1.8N. What is
the value of the drag coefficient? [16]

7. An aircraft weighing 30, 000N descends with engines off at a slide angle of 30 . Find
the drag and lift components that act during the slide. [16]

8. Describe the operation of a communication satellite. [16]

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