28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
BOX WING AIRCRAFT CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
P. O. Jemitola, J. P. Fielding
Cranfield Univ., UK
Keywords: box wing, joined wing, optimization, tip fin inclination, wing/tip fin joint fixity
The paper will describe the conceptual design of a medium-range box wing airliner, and compare it to a conventional aircraft of the same requirements. The 70,000- manhour preliminary, detail and sub-scale flying demonstrator design stages will then be described, together with lessons learnt.
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