- I am an incoming PhD Mechanical Engineering student. In my free time I ask and attempt to answer intriguing questions about how our world works.This blog is my methods, thought processes, and developments in that search. Many great scientists and inventors before us, like Ben Franklin and the Wright Brothers conducted Basement Science with not much more than a genuine interest and a determined will. I hope you join me here, as I conduct Basement Science.
Monthly Archives: June 2011
Fellow Basement Scientists, The last installment brought about the development of the lift and draft measurement mechanism. However, we still needed to build the device hold it. Before designing our anchor contraption, we must understand all of what it is … Continue reading
On to the Next! In order to conduct science you need measurements. For our Wind Tunnel tests investigating fluid mechanics and aeronautics we need to measure lift and drag. There are a lot of ways to measure lift and drag, … Continue reading
Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, Having built our wind tunnel and realized that construction takes a lot of patience, time, and effort, do not be discouraged! Completing meaningful work is often difficult and at times frustrating. When you reach this point … Continue reading
One night laying in bed, I often can’t fall asleep because I am thinking about mechanical things, I was thinking about wing designs. Many PhDs, professors, and companies are trying to think of innovative aircraft design for increased performance. I … Continue reading
Hello Folks, I call myself Ben Washington. I have initiated this blog to record my personal executions into science. I call this Basement Science, since my experiments and investigations are conducted in my free time and in my home.