- from Engineering
What do airplanes, helicopters, ships, and submarines have in common? If you guessed they’re all forms of transportation, you’d be right.
But there’s more. All these things are rigid objects that move through fluids, the focus of aerospace and marine engineering. (In engineering, a fluid can be a gas or a liquid.) Aerospace engineers are concerned with answering questions such as: What’s the best shape for a plane? How much fuel will it need to reach its destination? How do we design for a zero-gravity environment? Marine engineers — you guessed it — they’re concerned with travel on and in water.