Re: 777 rejected takeoff test

Date:         07 Oct 97 14:10:18 
From:         westin* (Stephen H. Westin)
Organization: Program of Computer Graphics -- Cornell University
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  or MIME structure (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.


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