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Vortex-flow aerodynamics - An emerging design capabilityPromising current theoretical and simulational developments in the field of leading edge vortex-generating delta, arrow ogival wings are reported, along with the history of theory and experiment leading to them. The effects of wing slenderness, leading edge nose radius, Mach number and incidence variations, and planform on the onset of vortex generation and redistribution of aerodynamic loads are considered. The range of design possibilities in this field are consequential for the future development of strategic aircraft, supersonic transports and commercial cargo aircraft which will possess low-speed, high-lift capability by virtue of leading edge vortex generation and control without recourse to heavy and expensive leading edge high-lift devices and compound airfoils. Attention is given to interactive graphics simulation devices recently developed.
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Legacy CDMS
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Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Campbell, J. F.
(NASA Langley Research Center Subsonic-Transonic Aerodynamics Div., Hampton, Va., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1981
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Publication: Astronautics and Aeronautics
Volume: 19
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