mainplane

mainplane

mainplane
The principal supporting surface (i.e., the wing) of an airplane. An airplane's wings as distinct from the tailplane or the canard.
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Downforce generate on the front wing mainplane can therefore be calculated, -[C.sub.L] = 0.96 on the centerline, and -[C.sub.L] = 0.82 at the quarter-span.
Notable presentations will include optimisation of race car rear mainplane and wing, from, respectively, Lola Group and Force India (their VJM-01 F1 car is pictured here); concept design of an aircraft door through integrated FEA, multibody simulation and structural optimisation, from Eurocopter; and improved damage and failure simulation with Radioss, Altair's composite crash simulation technology.
According to Cameron, there were a total of four port mainplanes for four aircraft.