Design and Analysis of Winglets for Military Aircraft. Phase 2
Final rept. Jun-Nov 1976
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA
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A study of the design and analysis of winglets for military aircraft has been completed. This study is a continuation of the work reported in AFFDL- TR-76-6. The program consisted of investigating analytically the AFFDLBoeing winglet on the take-off and landing configuration of the KC-135A. Also investigated analytically were th effect of a wing leading-edge device on the performance of the AFFDLBoeing winglet and the design of a compromise high- speedlow-speed winglet. Two wind tunnel tests were conducted by the NASA- Langley Research Center 8-foot transonic tunnel. A high-speed and low-speed test were conducted to determine the effect of the AFFDLBoeing winglets on the KC-135As aerodynamic performance and longitudinal and lateral-direction stability. A preliminary plan for a KC-135A winglet retrofit program was developed and its cost estimated. Based on a 1979 program start, the retrofit costs would be recovered by the start of 1984.
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