Sunday, September 6, 2009

Dr. Alfred Charles Blaschke

My Grandpa Al was the principal Aeronautical Engineer for Douglas Aircraft Company (later McDonnell Douglas) in Long Beach, CA. He got his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from UCLA in 1953. I recently discovered some of his notes, calculations and illustrations in his old work files, and xerox's of books on related subject as he constantly was reading and doing research. He has files and files of this stuff, thousands of pages worth. I am so captivated and drawn to his illustrations, the endless mathematical equations written on just about anything, he never stopped working. His handwriting is neat and his drawings are skilled.
(you can click on the images to enlarge them)

official Douglas documentation

his research

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