SIZE EFFECTS IN CONVENTIONAL AIRCRAFT DESIGN

Though future growth potential appears unlimited if adequate technology improvement time obtains, the economic advantage gain rate is flattening and further increases are likely in smaller increments. Nonetheless, one gross-weight doubling, and possibly two, is predicted by 1985; nuclear power can drive the optimum weight to 5 or 10 million lb before the year 2000.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Cleveland, F A
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol 7 No 6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM