Representation of the drag polar of a fighter aircraft

Yajnik, KS and Subbaiah, MV (1976) Representation of the drag polar of a fighter aircraft. Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 1 . pp. 155-156. ISSN 0021-8669

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    A simple additive correction to the classical representation of the drag coefficient which is insignificant when the square of the lift coefficient is small has been derived. The resulting simplified representation can be described as a quadratic curve of regression of the drag coefficient on the square of the lift coefficient. Using data on the drag polars of YF-16, it is shown that the proposed approximation can be used in turn calculations for a fighter aircraft.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to AIAA
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Coefficients; Drag (hindrance); Aerodynamics; Mathematical analysis; Military aircraft; Military planes; Approximation; Additives; Correction; Regression; Aircraft;Aerodynamic Coefficients;Aerodynamic drag;Fighter aircraft;YF-16 aircraft;Aircraft performance;Angle of attack;Lift
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Aerodynamics, Aerodynamics
    Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2010
    Last Modified: 02 Jul 2010 11:37

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