Accession Number : AD0718024

Title :   Span Loading and Wake Formation,

Corporate Author : MARTIN MARIETTA CORP BALTIMORE MD RESEARCH INST FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Jordan,Peter F.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Contrary to the classical assumption of an elliptic span loading, the actual span loading contains a logarithmic term. In consequence, there is an infinite upwash directly behind the wing just inside the wing tip. This explains why the aircraft wake rolls up faster than classical analyses predict. The downwash distribution behind the circular wing is calculated in some detail. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WINGS, *AERODYNAMIC LOADING), WAKE, DOWNWASH, SUBSONIC FLOW

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE