Melvill Jones

Aerospace Engineer, Deceased Person

1887 – 1975

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Who was Melvill Jones?

Sir Bennett Melvill Jones, CBE AFC FRS was Francis Mond Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Cambridge from 1919 to 1952. He demonstrated the importance of streamlining in aircraft design. It had been known since the time of Aristotle, that a moving body passing through air or another fluid encounters resistance, but Jones developed the ideas of Louis Charles Breguet into a refined theory to demonstrate emphatically the importance of drag to the performance of aircraft.

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Born
Jan 28, 1887
Profession
Education
  • Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Died
1975

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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