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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The schematic of the wing planform is shown in Figure 1, where two coordinate systems are also defined: one is the inertial coordinate system (OXYZ) and the other is the wing-fixed coordinate system (O[G.sub.x][G.sub.y][G.sub.z]).
Caption: Figure 1: The schematic of the wing planform.
It boasted the new semi-tapered wing planform first available on the Warrior in 1975 and by then common across all PA-28 models.
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.
Effect of Wing Planform. Effects on the section lift coefficient and the induced drag by different parameters discussed above are all based on that the canard as well as the wing is straight rectangular wing.
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.
All of the Pipistrel airplanes are unique for having evolved from gliders, so they have slender, exceptionally light fuselages, high aspect-ratio wing planforms and low drag.