Method of orthogonal loadings - A fresh look

Bera, Rajendra K and Ramachandra, SM (1974) Method of orthogonal loadings - A fresh look. Journal of Aircraft, 11 (10). pp. 650-651.

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    The present work reviews Graham's (1952) use of orthogonal loadings as a method for obtaining minimum-drag wing shapes and shows how this method could be adopted for automatic calculations. It is shown that the orthogonalization process amounts to diagonalizing a certain matrix. The Lagrange multiplier method is then used to solve the problem of obtaining minimum drag subject to given lift and pitching constraints.

    Item Type: Journal Article
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    Uncontrolled Keywords: Drag hindrance;Wings aircraft;Constraints;Aerodynamics; Mathematical analysis;Aircraft;Automation;Aerodynamic drug;Minimum drug;Orthogonality;Wing loading;Aerodynamic loads;Aeronautical engineering;Computer techniques; Eigenvalues;Lagrange multipliers;Matrix theory
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
    MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER SCIENCES > Systems analysis and Operations Research
    AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Aerodynamics, Other
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2010
    Last Modified: 17 Jun 2010 15:23

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