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Temperature and Pressure

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If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for these problems.


Predict Temperature and Pressure

Computer drawing of airplane
  1. Using the above diagram, rank the points on an airplane during flight from 1-4 (1=hottest, 4=coldest).

    a. _______ b._______ c. ________ d. ________

     

  2. Why do you believe your predictions are correct?


 

Interpret Temperature and Pressure

Use the pressure diagram shown below to answer the following questions.

 

  1. Determine the pressure at each of the four points.

    a.___________ b.___________ c. ____________ d. ____________

     

  2. What is the value of the notch on the chart between 20 and 15? ________________

     

  3. What is the value of the notch on the chart between 15 and 10? ________________

     

  4. What can you conclude from your observations of the airplane pressure points?

     

    Computer drawing of pressure distribution on airplane


Use the temperature diagram shown below to answer the following questions.

  1.  Determine the temperature at each of the four points.

    a.___________ b.___________ c. ____________ d. ____________

     

  2. What is the value of the notch on the chart between 300 and 150? ________________

     

  3. What is the value of the notch on the chart between 150 and 0? ________________

     

  4. What can you conclude from your observations of the airplane temperature points?
    1.  
Computer drawing of temperature distribution on airplane

Related Pages:
Standards
Worksheet Aerodynamics Activity Index
Aerodynamics Index

 

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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12 04:48:25 PM EDT 2014

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