28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-3.2.2
A TECHNIQUE TO PREDICT THE AERODYNAMIC LOSSES OF BATTLE DAMAGED WINGS
T. W. Pickhaver, P. M. Render
Loughborough Univ., UK
Keywords: wind tunnel testing, battle damage, finite aspect ratio, two dimensional testing, prediction techniques
A technique to predict the aerodynamic losses from simulated battle damage on an aircraft wing is presented. Wind tunnel results (balance and surface pressure measurements, and flow visualisation) for two dimensional and finite aspect ratio wings with damage are discussed and then used to develop the technique.
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