A LIFTING-SURFACE PROGRAM FOR TRAPEZOIDAL CONTROL SURFACES WITH FLAPS

A numerical lifting surface procedure is developed specifically for flapped control surfaces with trapezoidal planforms. The procedure uses a discrete vortex approximation with spanwise vortex lines located at constant percentages of the chord. Use of the procedure in obtaining an optimum flapped rudder design is demonstrated. A listing and user's description of the computer program is included. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  USA  22217
  • Authors:
    • Kerwin, J E
    • Oppenheim, B W
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 74-15 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N0001467A-0204-0067
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM