IT has been said that the trouble with a mathematical solution to an industrial problem is that it is, only too often, an exact solution to another problem. This state of affairs has arisen because of the number of simplifying assumptions that arc usually necessary before such a mathematical solution may be attempted. However, the writer holds the view that a mathematical solution tends to throw light upon the problem of design and hence, even when a number of assumptions are made, the results may serve as a guide to the designer where otherwise guesswork, inspired by experience, would be the only course.
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1953