Medium Length Graduate Curriculum Vitae
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Daniel L Marks 3/28/2015
A detailed report of findings on the altitudes which can be reached by super pressure balloons and how various factors and considerations affect this. Superpressure balloons are deployed and researched by various organisations including NASA, to solve technical limitations such as cell tower coverage as well as advancing fields of research. Balloons are used in planetary exploration, and weather prediction to teaching primary school physics. The versatile yet simple aerostat has been a valuable tool in many areas of engineering and their altitude ceiling is of great scientific interest. To solve the problem without the ability to physically reproduce the scenario, required mathematical models to be created as a means of simulating the effects of real world physics. A degree great enough to output an accurate and hence useful result without becoming too complex to be computable is the fine balance attempted to be created by this paper.