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No Lay-Bys at Thirty-Five Thousand Feet

Synopsis
Uses case studies from the aerospace industry to introduce the materials science course. Each of three films looks at a different airplane part: the first (filmed at British Aerospace) is about the metallurgy of the airframe and how aluminium alloys can be made strong enough to wrap up an aeroplane. The second (Dunlop Aviation) shows an elastomer application - the tyres - and tells how a variety of polymers - nylon, natural rubber, butyl rubber - are essential to the performance of the tyre. The third (Rolls Royce) looks at current research into composite ceramics as possible materials for the future.
Series
Materials: Engineering and Science, Course T203
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Chemistry; Engineering
Keywords
aeronautical engineering; aircraft; engineering design; engines; materials science; metallurgy; tyres

Credits

Producer
Gail Block

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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