Date: 07 Oct 97 14:10:18 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Program of Computer Graphics -- Cornell University References: 1 Followups: 1
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email@example.com (David Lesher) writes: > I watched the PBS series on the 777. Of special interest was the > full-load rejected takeoff test. I missed the figures for the > weight [and ISTM they were for load, vice emptyweight+load] > but they said it was 9.7 million ft-lbs of hot brakes. > > Err... I was always an SI type, but is that a viable unit for the > test? I was looking for energy, not torque. Absolutely. Pounds-feet is torque; foot-pounds is energy. Energy is equivalent to work: a given force exerted over a given distance. Hence foot-pounds. <snip> -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.