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KC-135 winglet program overviewA joint NASA/USAF program was conducted to accomplish the following objectives: (1) evaluate the benefits that could be achieved from the application of winglets to KC-135 aircraft; and (2) determine the ability of wind tunnel tests and analytical analysis to predict winglet characteristics. The program included wind-tunnel development of a test winglet configuration; analytical predictions of the changes to the aircraft resulting from the application of the test winglet; and finally, flight tests of the developed configuration. Pressure distribution, loads, stability and control, buffet, fuel mileage, and flutter data were obtained to fulfill the objectives of the program.
Document ID
19840019619
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Barber, M. R.
(NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center Edwards, CA, United States)
Selegan, D.
(AFWAL Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: KC-135 Winglet Program Rev.
Subject Category
Aerodynamics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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