Masters Theses

Abstract

"Aerodynamic characteristics of a dual wing aircraft were analyzed with variations in airfoil sections and chord ratios over existing equal chard ratio dual wing and monoplane aircraft designs. Two- and three-dimensional aerodynamic studies were conducted to find the wing geometry which would create the minimum cruise drag. The two-dimensional aerodynamic data was obtained from a multi-element inviscid vortex panel program coupled to a momentum integral boundary layer program to account for the aerodynamic coupling between the wings. With this data, a three-dimensional vortex lattice program calculated the three-dimensional aerodynamic data. compared to an equal chard ratio dual wing aircraft, lower drag was found for the unequal chard ratio dual wing aircraft. this resulted from the two-dimensional aerodynamic data of the latter. In addition, these dual wing designs obtained superior performance compared to the equivalent monoplane"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Selberg, B. P.

Committee Member(s)

Eversman, Walter
Hicks, Troy L.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Langley Research Center

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1982

Pagination

ix, 85 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 55).

Rights

© 1982 Gary D. Vincent, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Drag (Aerodynamics)
Aerofoils -- Aerodynamics
Airplanes -- Wings -- Design

Thesis Number

T 4890

Print OCLC #

9302049

Electronic OCLC #

904961087

Link to Catalog Record

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