Accession Number : ADA019956

Title :   Application of Advanced Aerodynamic Concepts to Large Subsonic Transport Airplanes.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Oct 74-Sep 75,


Personal Author(s) : Kulfan,Robert M. ; Howard,Weston M.

Report Date : 17 NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : A preliminary design study has been made to identify the performance advantages obtained when advanced aerodynamic technology aircraft are used to perform subsonic military air missions requiring long range (10 000 nmi) or high endurance (24 hr) with heavy payloads (250 000 lb and 400 000 lb, respectively). The study consisted of two phases; the first included evaluating the performance benefits by individually applying various advanced aerodynamic concepts and recommending areas where additional research and development work are necessary. The second phase included configuring integrated advanced technology aircraft that incorporated the most promising compatible aerodynamic concepts. Comparisons were made with conventional aerodynamic technology configurations designed for similar missions.

Descriptors :   *Transport aircraft, *Technology, *Subsonic characteristics, Aerodynamics, Fluid flow, Laminar flow, Military planning, Long range(Distance), Long range(Time), Heavy duty, Benefits, Aeronautical engineering, Compatibility

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE