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Title: A simple model for ski jump flight mechanics used as a tool for teaching aircraft gliding flight
Authors: Σπαθόπουλος, Βασίλειος Μ.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Flight mechanics;Model;Μηχανική πτήσης;Μοντέλο;Ski jump;Gliding flight;Πτήση πλαγιάς;Πήδημα σκι
Subjects: Technology
Issue Date: 30-Jan-2015
Date of availability: 30-Jan-2015
Publisher: Νερατζής, Ηλίας
Σιανούδης, Ιωάννης
Abstract: A teaching tool is presented in the form of a spreadsheet mathematical model of a ski jumper in free flight. The aim of the simulation exercise is to introduce students taking courses in basic flight mechanics, to fundamental theoretical concepts and to simple simulation techniques. Using an example from the field of sports can stimulate student interest and enhance their motivation. It is concluded that the model can easily be implemented and correctly simulates the physical principles of ski jumping free flight and can therefore fulfill its purpose of enhancing the teaching of a key topic in the field of flight mechanics.
Language: English
Citation: Spathopoulos, V.M. (2010). A simple model for ski jump flight mechanics used as a tool for teaching aircraft gliding flight. "e-Journal of Science & Technology". [Online] 5(3): 33-39. Available from:
Journal: e-Περιοδικό Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας
e-Journal of Science & Technology
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 05, τεύχος 3 (2010)

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