PRELIMINARY DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUBSONIC BUSINESS JET CONCEPT EMPLOYING LAMINAR FLOW CONTROL

Aircraft configurations were developed with laminar flow control (LFC) and without LFC. The LFC configuration had approximately eleven percent less parasite drag and a seven percent increase in the maximum lift-to drag ratio. Although these aerodynamic advantages were partially offset by the additional weight of the LFC system, the LFC aircraft burned from six to eight percent less fuel for comparable missions. For the trans-atlantic design mission with the gross weight fixed, the LFC configuration would carry a greater payload for ten percent fuel per passenger mile.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Vought Corporation

    Systems Division, P.O. Box 5907
    Dallas, TX  United States  75222
  • Authors:
    • Turriziani, R V
    • Lovell, W A
    • Price, J E
    • Quartero, C B
    • Washburn, G F
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-158958
  • Contract Numbers: NAS1-13500
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM