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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Energy and Aerospace, Proceedings, Annual Anglo American Conference organized by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the AIAA, London, England, December 5-7, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Aeronautical Society

    4 Hamilton Place
    London S1V 0BQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cheeseman, I C
    • WICKENS, A H
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM