Some theorems concerning drag minimization

Bera, Rajendra K and Ramachandra, SM (1976) Some theorems concerning drag minimization. Revue Roumaine des Sciences Techniques, Serie de Mecanique Appliquee, 21. pp. 523-529.

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Theorems are derived which, assuming linearized theory, show that a minimum drag wing configuration in forward flow is the same as that in reverse flow. It follows that it may be easier to design a wing in reverse flow and from this obtain the wing configuration in forward flow.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aircraft design;Drag reduction;Reversed flow;Theorems;Wing loading;Wing profiles;Aerodynamics configurations;Aerodynamic drag;Flow distribution;Left;Linearization;Optimization
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:24

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