Benefits of Dual Wings Over Single Wings for High-Performance Business Airplanes
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.
M. D. Rhodes and B. P. Selberg, "Benefits of Dual Wings Over Single Wings for High-Performance Business Airplanes," Journal of Aircraft, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Jan 1984.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/3.48234
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