Re: Concorde

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         28 Sep 95 03:52:43 
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>Concord stretches at speeds past mach 1. Can anyone elucidate on this.
>Why does it happen or does it happen?

As I recall, it stretches roughly 12-18 inches at supersonic cruise.
This is a result of the high heat, itself caused by air friction.
Just as the metals in a thermostat expand and contract with changes
in temperature, Concorde's fuselage expands with heat and contracts
when it cools.

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