Title

Benefits of Dual Wings Over Single Wings for High-Performance Business Airplanes

Abstract

An investigation was performed to compare closely coupled dual-wing aircraft and swept-forward swept-rearward (SFSR), dual-wing aircraft to corresponding single-wing aircraft to judge the advantages offered by aircraft designed with multiple-wing systems. The optimum dual-wing geometry used on the dual-wing designs were determined in an analytical study which investigated the two- and three-dimensional aerodynamic behavior of a wide range of dual-wing configurations in order to find the wing geometry that created the minimum cruise drag.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1984 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), All rights reserved.


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