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A numerical study of the aerodynamics of Cessna 172 aircrafts in echelon formation
Published in American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
A vortex-lattice numerical scheme that uses a novel decambering technique to predict post-stall aerodynamic characteristics is used to study the aerodynamics of tandem Cessna 172 aircrafts flying in echelon formation. Results like CL- α from the current method are compared with experiment. Additional results like section Cldistributions over wing spans, CM- α and CLW- αtw(i.e. CLof the leading aircraft for different angles of attack of the trailing aircraft) and analysis for (-) ve y-offset, which are available only from the current numerical method are reported that supplement the experimental results. Detailed post-stall numerical analysis and the effect of chord-wise, span-wise and vertical offsets on the aerodynamics of the formation are also reported. © 2014, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. All rights reserved.
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JournalData powered by Typeset52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherData powered by TypesetAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
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