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Flight evaluation of an insect contamination protection system for laminar flow wings
Author and Affiliation:
Croom, C. C.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Holmes, B. J.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: The maintenance of minimum wing leading edge contamination is critical to the preservation of drag-reducing laminar flow; previous methods for the prevention of leading edge contamination by insects have, however, been rendered impractical by their excessive weight, cost, or inconvenience. Attention is presently given to the results of a NASA flight experiment which evaluated the performance of a porous leading edge fluid-discharge ice protection system in the novel role of insect contamination removal; high insect contamination conditions were also noted in the experiment. Very small amounts of the fluid are found to be sufficient for insect contamination protection.
Publication Date: Apr 01, 1985
Document ID:
19850067951
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 85A50102
Subject Category: AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number: SAE PAPER 850860
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CONTAMINATION; FLIGHT TESTS; ICE PREVENTION; INSECTS; LAMINAR FLOW AIRFOILS; LEADING EDGES; AIRCRAFT HAZARDS; DISCHARGE; DRAG REDUCTION; FLUIDS; POROUS MATERIALS; SURFACE PROPERTIES
Imprint And Other Notes: SAE, General Aviation Aircraft Meeting and Exposition, Wichita, KS, Apr. 16-19, 1985. 10 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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