Accession Number : ADD001667

Title :   Wing Thruster.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Vetter,Ronald F ; Miller,Ray A ; Panella,Edward A ; Rosolanka,James J

Report Date : 22 Jul 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent relates to a test fixture whereby a device is provided for attachment near the wing tip of an aircraft for the purpose of delivering a predetermined impulse to the wing for test purposes. Thrust is created by sudden release of fluid from a pressure vessel through one or more expulsion valves opening at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to the wing.

Descriptors :   *Supercritical wings, *Test equipment, *Patents, Flutter, Pressure vessels, Accumulators, Fluid control

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE