Method for Estimating Lift Interference of Wing-Body Combinations at Supersonic Speeds Page: 4 of 42
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A aspect ratio of exposed wing panels joined together
c mean aerodynamic chord , inches
CL lift coefficient based on exposed wing area
CL, lift-curve slope based on exposed wing area
Cr chord at wing-body juncture, inches
ct wing tip chord, inches
cy wing chord at spanwise distance y from body axis, inches
d body diameter, inches
E complete elliptic integral of second kind
K ratio of lift of combination to that of wing alone
KB ratio of lift carried by body of combination to lift acting on
KW ratio of lift carried by wing of combination to lift acting on
L lift force, pounds
la afterbody length, inches
If forebody length, inches
M free-stream Mach number
m cotangent of leading-edge sweep angle
Q free-stream dynamic pressure, pounds per square inch
r body radius, inches
R Reynolds number based on mean aerodynamic chord
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Nielsen, Jack N. & Kaattari, George E. Method for Estimating Lift Interference of Wing-Body Combinations at Supersonic Speeds, report, December 31, 1951; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53081/m1/4/: accessed March 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.