Accession Number:

AD0819317

Title:

LFC AIRCRAFT DESIGN DATA LAMINAR FLOW CONTROL DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA NORAIR DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

434.0

Abstract:

This report presents a description of the engineering methods and procedures used to make the LFC modification the X-21A airplane and it includes improvements, such as wing nose modifications, that were developed in the X-21A flight test programs. The LFC suction surface design, as modified for the second airplane, provided almost total laminarization of the wing upper suction surface in the cruise flight condition.

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Research and Experimental Aircraft
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE