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Aerospace Engineer Interview(Student Candidate) Kirkland, WA

There were questions on buoyancy, simply supported beams

 , and a situational question where you are given two straps and asked where to place them on a member to lift it safely without breaking. (I interviewed with a civil background). My aero buddies say they were giving questions on a ball rolling down a hill of some sort and were asked questions about the dynamics of it. Be sure to know all about drag, lift, and buoyancy if you are aero of course!
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Put the straps at the points of zero moment of inertia. (Imagine cutting the whole member in half)

Interview Candidate on Aug 4, 2012

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