Accession Number:

ADP005858

Title:

Wing Divergence of Trimmed Aircraft,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-10-03

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

By means of a simple theoretical model it is shown that wing divergence of a free aircraft can be defined using the static case of trimmed level flight. The same model also shows that the control angle per g goes to zero at a speed near the fixed-root divergence speed and that there is a large change in the spanwise distribution of airload in going from a low speed to speeds above that of fixed-root divergence.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE