This New Airplane Design Could Drastically Reduce Greenhouse Emissions
If you’re a normal person who understands that chemtrails are just exhaust from an airplane’s, this will go a lot quicker. If you think they’re mind control chemicals from the New World Order, please disappear.
Airplane emissions are a big deal when it comes to pollution and what it does to the environment. These are gigantic planes burning a considerable amount of fuel when flying for hours at a time. If you think your car is bad, a plane is quite a bit worse. By 2050, it’s expected that aircraft emissions with triple as more flights go through the air.
To try and fight this possibility, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the help from government and industry collaborators, are trying to change airplane designs to prevent this.
Their concept plane, named the “double-bubble D8, could significantly reduce the carbon footprint that planes give off and improve overall fuel efficiency.
The plane would include major changes to the 180-passenger Boeing 737 and the A320 aircraft. The fuselage would be wider and more oval shaped versus a conventional aircraft.
“It’s like two bubbles [joined] side by side,” explains Alejandra Uranga, an assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering now at the University of Southern California. “This modification lets the fuselage itself generate some lift, says Uranga, who is a co-principal investigator for the project, alongside Edward Greitzer of M.I.T. The altered body shape allows the wings and tail to be smaller and lighter, and the aircraft’s nose is also more aerodynamic.”
The biggest change is the position of the engine. Air tends to slow down when it flows over the top of a commercial airliner you’re used to flying in. In this process, the aircraft will slow down and be less efficient, and therefore cause more fuel to be burned. As you can see from the concept above, the engines are located near the tail, which will suck in air and reduce drag, making it more efficient.
Now we have to wait and see if this design will go into production by major airliners. Some of those planes are pretty old, so it might make sense to build these new planes, use less fuel, and save money overall while helping the environment.
(Via Scientific American)
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