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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!
technical, analytical

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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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