Aerodynamic Interference Between a Wing and Store.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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Simplified wing and store models are used to determine the aerodynamic interference effects between an aircraft and a store carried beneath its wing. Inviscid flow characteristics are calculated and the results compared to an experimental wind tunnel study. The resulting vertical forces are comparable to those from the wind tunnel study when modeling the wing with a single horseshoe vortex. The remaining forces and moments are not predicted accurately. Methods for correcting the differences are suggested. Modeling the wing with multiple horseshoe vortices changes the side force values to values comparable to those from the wind tunnel study. This indicates that the method can be extended to correct the other forces and moments to more realistic values. Author
- Fluid Mechanics