Electric Aviation - NASA interview on Maxwell X57 - Part 1: New Aerodynamic Concepts

 

Electric Aviation - NASA interview on Maxwell X57 - Part 1: New Aerodynamic Concepts

Parts in the NASA interview series: - Part 1 - New aerodynamic concepts: https://youtu.be/m4rysu8LlLM - Part 2 - Propeller design: https://youtu.be/UDZBqDQGU8o - Part 3 - Battery and component cooling: https://youtu.be/ieB541felas - Part 4 - Electric flight experience: https://youtu.be/pGn07UTVKBg In this first out of 4 videos on our interview with NASA, we discuss the basic layout of this novel electric aircraft. The X-57 is the latest in the famous series of X-planes developed by NASA - their experimental aircraft like the X15. Sean Clarke and Nick Borer give their take on the design of this aircraft. We discuss the benefits if distributed electric propulsion, especially in terms of new aerodynamic concepts that are being made possible. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The AirShaper videos cover the basics of aerodynamics (aerodynamic drag, drag & lift coefficients, boundary layer theory, flow separation, reynolds number...), simulation aspects (computational fluid dynamics, CFD meshing, ...) and aerodynamic testing (wind tunnel testing, flow visualization, ...). We then use those basics to explain the aerodynamics of (race) cars (aerodynamic efficiency of electric vehicles, aerodynamic drag, downforce, aero maps, formula one aerodynamics, ...), drones and airplanes (propellers, airfoils, electric aviation, eVTOLS, ...), motorcycles (wind buffeting, motogp aerodynamics, ...) and more! For more information, visit www.airshaper.com

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