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Aeronautics

The branch of science that deals with flight aerodynamics and with the operation of all types of aircraft.

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single-point grounding

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of grounding an electrical circuit by connecting all of the wires that go to ground to a single point on the equipment chassis. When single-point grounding is used, there is very little ...

infrared guidance

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of guidance used on some missiles that causes the missile to seek and home on a source of infrared radiation.

work hardening

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of hardening and strengthening metal that cannot be hardened by heat treatment. When the metal is hammered, rolled, bent, or stretched, it becomes work hardened.

strain hardening

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of hardening metals that cannot be hardened by heat treatment. Copper, some aluminum alloys, and low-carbon steel cannot be hardened by heat treatment, but they can be hammered, rolled, ...

oil hardening

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of hardening steel by heating it red-hot and then quenching it in a bath of oil. Oil cools the steel more slowly than either water or brine and gives it a uniform hardness.

conduction

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of heat transfer by direct contact in which heat energy moves from a higher energy level to a lower level by direct contact. A hand touching a hot stove will be burned because heat energy ...

advection

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of heat transfer by horizontal movement of a fluid. Advection is different from convection in that convection transfers heat by vertical, rather than horizontal, movement of the fluid.

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