Accession Number:

AD0779737

Title:

Development of an Empirically Based Computer Program to Predict the Aerodynamic Characteristics of Aircraft. Volume II. Program User Guide

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1972-Oct 1973

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX CONVAIRAEROSPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

223.0

Abstract:

The report Volume II, Program User Guide describes the computer program developed for the evaluation of the aerodynamic characteristics of large aircraft bombers, tankers, and transports. The program calculates lift, moment, and drag characteristics of aircraft through the subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speed regimes, and includes the capability of calculating the effect of high-lift systems in both free air and in ground effect for landing and takeoff. The input to the computer program requires the configuration geometry and the aerodynamic conditions for which solutions are desired. The program includes the capability of analyzing both fixed-wing and variable-sweep- wing configurations as well as the aerodynamic characteristics of supercritical wing designs. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Transport Aircraft
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE