Accession Number:

AD0257061

Title:

CALCULATED NORMAL LOAD FACTORS ON LIGHT AIRPLANES TRAVERSING THE TRAILING VORTICES OF HEAVY TRANSPORT AIRPLANES

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Results are presented of normal-load-factor calculations made for a light normal-category airplane and a light transport-category airplane traversing the wing-tip rolled-up trailing vortices of each of three heavy transport airplanes. The normal load factors were determined for several penetration paths lying in a plane perpendicular to the trailing vortices and for three light-airplane center-of-gravity locations and velocities. The methods used formulated from available theories and an example illustrating use of derived charts for computing normal load factors are included. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE