Accession Number:

ADD010729

Title:

Mono-Element Combined Supercritical High Lift Airfoil.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-14

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A multi-purpose mono-element airfoils is disclosed for aerodynamic and hydrodynamic vehicles and devices. The multipurpose mono-element highlift airfoil when utilized in an aerodynamic application provides a combined no-moving-parts high lift and cruise airfoil which in conjunction with a plenum, upon pressure initiation, causes pressurized air to issue from a slot tangent to the airfoil surface and remains attached to the airfoils shaped trailing edge, providing a controlled resultant force of thrust. Upon application to hydrodynamic vehicles, the multi-purpose mono-element airfoil is placed in the freestream and provides turning or pitching forces to the vehicle without any deflection of itself or any mechanical components. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE