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Title:
LAMINAR FLOW WING OPTIMIZED FOR SUPERSONIC AND HIGH SUBSONIC CRUISE AIRCRAFT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/087475
Kind Code:
A4
Abstract:
A method of providing an aircraft having a fuselage and a wing configured for extensive laminar flow at design cruise conditions, the method characterized by a) providing wing biconvex-type airfoils having values of thickness, chord and shape along the wing span which provide substantially optimal aircraft range at design cruise conditions, considering the influences of wing drag and wing weight; b) providing wing leading edges, which are configured to effect laminar flow; c) providing fuselage and wing contours which, in combination, produce reduced total wave drag and produce extensive areas of laminar boundary layer flow on the wing; and d) providing wing sweep angularity that facilitates provision of a), b) and c).

Inventors:
TRACY RICHARD R (US)
STURDZA PETER (US)
CHASE JAMES D (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2010/002758
Publication Date:
December 01, 2011
Filing Date:
October 15, 2010
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Assignee:
AERION CORP (US)
International Classes:
B64C3/14
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROTH, W., Norman (18300 River Ford DriveDavidson, NC, US)
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