Physics Law Explains Airplane Evolution: Researcher

July 23, 2014 7:28 AM

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A physics law can help explain how airplanes evolved. The study also shows why supersonic passenger craft Concorde failed and how companies can improve commercial airplane designs.

According to researchers at the Duke University, airplanes from propeller-driven DC-3s to Boeing 787s have evolved to increase efficiency. The Concorde was too far from the curve of good designs and so ended up as a failed design.

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