I've looked at the Mechanics site and it seems like it's more for cars. However, I have a question about jet engines and there doesn't seem to be a site applicable to general mechanics.

On which site would you ask questions about jet propulsion and aerospace (e.g. rocket and jet engines)?

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    I bet we'd love a question about jet engines on Mech Eng, if and when it takes off. – Asad Saeeduddin Jun 24 '13 at 19:34
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    takes off, heh... – Justin Ethier Jun 24 '13 at 19:48
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    I thought it was about Jet Engines when I saw the title. – GSerg Jun 24 '13 at 20:59

If you're focused on analysing the rocket as a point projectile with time varying acceleration and mass functions, you might want to try Physics. If you're looking at more engineer-ey topics like fuel quantity optimisation or solid mechanics, I recommend you hop aboard the Aviation & Aerospace wagon, or even Mechanical Engineering.

EDIT: The Mechanical Engineering proposal has since sadly been removed, however the Aviation proposal has graduated into a new site which you can check out: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/

  • area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/43283/space-exploration would also be a good one, when it gets up and running. (It looks like it is getting close, so you may want to commit to the site in order to help it get there!) – lnafziger Jun 25 '13 at 4:04
  • Hoping on the Mech Eng. band wagon. – user156630 Jun 25 '13 at 10:34
  • FWIW I'd guess that most questions about jet engines would be off topic on Physics, but I couldn't say for sure without seeing the specific question. – David Z Sep 13 '16 at 9:39

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