28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-1.10.3
METHODOLOGY FOR A PRELIMINARY DESIGN STUDY OF A BOX-WING AIRLINER
I. R. Salam, C. Bil
RMIT Univ., Australia
Keywords: design, box-wing,prandtlplane,aircraft
The box-wing concept offers strong theoretical advantages in improving the induced drag efficiency of airliners, hence allowing lower environmental impact. This paper considers the initial aero-structural design of a short-range box-wing aircraft, exploring a large design space and offering a multi-fidelity pathway for future designs of non-conventional aircraft concepts.
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