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Dear Prof Steve

Is it feasible and safe to fix ceramic tiles in commercial aircrafts?.

Thanks
Prashant

Answer
Hello Prashant,

I don't know which meaning of "fix" you intend. Could be attach or repair.

Attach:
Well, I think it would be a bad idea. The adhesive would have to withstand significant vibration. The weight would cause a penalty in fuel consumption and maximum distance a full tank would take you.

Repair:
Perhaps you could. They would make you put it all securely under the seat in front of you or in the bin above you during takeoff and landing.

I hope this helps,
Steve

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I would be delighted to help with questions up through the first year of college Physics. Particularly Electricity, Electronics and Newtonian Mechanics (motion, acceleration etc.). I decline questions on relativity and Atomic Physics. I also could discuss the Space Shuttle and space flight in general.

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I have a BS in Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering. I am retired now. My professional career was in Electrical Engineering with considerable time spent working with accelerometers, gyroscopes and flight dynamics (Physics related topics) while working on the Space Shuttle. I gave formal classroom lessons to technical co-workers periodically over a several year period.

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