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Effects of delta planform tip sails on the performance of a blunt edged rectangular wing

  • L. W. Traub (a1)

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A windtunnel study was undertaken to determine the effects of delta planform tip sails (DPTS) on the aerodynamic characteristics of a planar blunt edged wing. In the investigation, the sail incidence and chordwise attachment position were varied. The results indicate that significant performance improvements can be obtained with DPTS. For all DPTS variations, increases of lift curve slope, maximum lift coefficient and Oswald efficiency factor were recorded and compared to the basic wing.

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Effects of delta planform tip sails on the performance of a blunt edged rectangular wing

  • L. W. Traub (a1)

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