AIRCRAFT DESIGN CONCEPT
The passenger cabin in commercial aircraft is divided into forward and aft compartments allowing the wing carry-through structure to occupy space ordinarily reserved for passengers. Benefits are a stronger, smaller, more weight-efficient wing structure, larger fuselage fineness ratio, reduced weight and drag and increased fuel economy.
- Subm-Sponsored by NASA. This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing. Copy of application available NTIS.
Langley Research CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Hampton, VA USA 23665
- Neuman, F D
- Friebel, G O
- SIGALLA, A
- Publication Date: 1976-11-15
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerodynamics; Aircraft; Aircraft cabins; Aircraft industry; Civil aircraft; Drag; Fuel conservation; Fuselages; Patent applications; Vehicle compartments; Vehicle design; Weight; Wing loading
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft design
- Old TRIS Terms: Aerodynamic configurations; Aircraft production
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Energy; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00155030
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-742-035 Patent
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM