Low-Speed Measurements of the Static Pressure Distribution and Overall Forces on a Cambered and a Symmetric Mild Gothic Wing of Aspect Ratio 1.4.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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A cambered wing of aspect ratio 1.4 has been tested in a low-speed wind tunnel to determine its surface static pressure distribution at its designed, attached-flow incidence for comparison with the theoretical loading. To enable the effects of camber on the separated-flow characteristics of this planform to be isolated, the corresponding symmetric wing was also included in the test programme and the results for the two wings are compared and empirical relationships found. The lift, drag and pitching moment characteristics of each wing have also been measured over a range of Reynolds number for comparison with the results of the earlier force tests and those derived by integration of the measured pressure distributions. Author
- Fluid Mechanics