wing planform

wing planform

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The shape or form of a wing as viewed from the top. It may be swept back, delta tapered, straight, elliptical, rectangular, or any other shape.
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This paper explores the application of a robust Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm (MOEA) for the design and optimisation of aerofoil sections and wing planform of UAVs and UCAVs.
The improvement of the aerodynamic performance of UAV/UCAVs can be achieved by optimising the aerofoil shapes for the aerofoil sections (2, 5, 8, 17, 22) and wing planform (3), (12, 13, 25).
In this test considered, the external geometry of the wing planform is fixed as illustrated in Fig.
For stealth purposes, the wing planform shape is assumed as an aero-diamond shape with jagged trailing edge which is convenient for deflecting radar echoes away from the source (15), 28.
The wing planform shape is parameterised by considering the variables described in Fig.
For the wing planform design, six design variables are considered including [[lambda].
The wing planform shapes corresponding to the Pareto front are illustrated in Fig.
The wing planform shapes corresponding to the Pareto front are illustrated in figure 35 where it can be seen that most of non-dominated solutions contain an arrow shape of wing geometry beside aero-diamond planform.
In this paper, a methodology for the design and optimisation of UAV/UCAV aerofoil sections and wing planform shapes have been described and investigated.
One of these, the ML Inflatable, was given the somewhat irreverent nickname of `the Durex Delta,' owing to its wing planform and its rubberised fabric construction.