Accession Number:

AD0775336

Title:

Lifting Surface Analysis Using Chordwise Load Segments,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WEST VIRGINIA UNIV MORGANTOWN DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

Of the two techniques of subsonic lifting surface theory the kernel function approach is superior to the lattice discretization procedure for solving simple planar problems. But complex problems can be more effectively solved by the lattice procedure using modern computers. However, the results of lattice calculations are not entirely satisfactory and it is desirable to have a simpler kernel procedure capable of solving difficult problems. The present analysis attempts to establish a flexible kernel function procedure which is faster than the existing kernel function techniques and more accurate than the lattice methods. This is done by introducing a new chordwise function to be used in the kernel function procedure. The present function is comprised of linearly loaded chordwise segments with appropriate non linear loading segments for the leading and trailing edge. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE