Accession Number:

ADA023540

Title:

A Vortex Lattice Program for Prediction of Box Wing Aerodynamic Performance.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

A digital computer program was developed that would predict the aerodynamic performance of a box wing system in subsonic, inviscid, irrotational, steady, and attached flow. The program used a non-planar vortex lattice method to approximate the wing characteristics. A box wing system consists of two horizontal wings of equal span with their corresponding tips connected by a vertical wing. This forms a closed rectangle which was predicted by Von Karman to have the lowest possible induced drag for a given span and area.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE