IMPACT OF AERONAUTICAL SCIENCES ON OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORT
Energy characteristics of air, rail and road, transport are examined. The effect of fuel costs on the overall operating costs is the greatest in the case of aircraft, which means that the operating price increase that can be accepted in order to improve fuel economy is lower for road and rail than for air. Although the problems which have to be solved in the three modes are similar, the solutions acceptable for aircraft do not generally apply to the other modes. However, the analysis techniques which have been developed in aerospace, for example, to produce efficient structures, do have an application to the other modes.
- Energy and Aerospace, Proceedings, Annual Anglo American Conference organized by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the AIAA, London, England, December 5-7, 1978.
Royal Aeronautical Society4 Hamilton Place
London S1V 0BQ, England
- Cheeseman, I C
- WICKENS, A H
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerospace engineering; Competition; Costs; Diesel fuels; Energy consumption; Fuel conservation; Light vehicles; Structural design; Technology; Technology transfer; Transportation modes; Vehicle weight
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aerospace technology
- Old TRIS Terms: Diesel fuel costs
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Energy; Finance; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00316244
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM