The Distribution of Lift Over Wing Tips and Ailerons

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"This investigation was carried out in the 5-foot wind tunnel of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory for the purpose of obtaining more complete information on the distribution of lift between the ends of wing spars, the stresses in ailerons, and the general subject of airflow near the tip of a wing. It includes one series of tests on four models without ailerons, having square, elliptical, and raked tips respectively, and a second series of positively and negatively raked wings with ailerons adjusted to different settings. The results show that negatively raked tips give a more uniform distribution of air pressure ... continued below

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103-126 p. : ill.

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Bacon, David L. 1924.

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"This investigation was carried out in the 5-foot wind tunnel of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory for the purpose of obtaining more complete information on the distribution of lift between the ends of wing spars, the stresses in ailerons, and the general subject of airflow near the tip of a wing. It includes one series of tests on four models without ailerons, having square, elliptical, and raked tips respectively, and a second series of positively and negatively raked wings with ailerons adjusted to different settings. The results show that negatively raked tips give a more uniform distribution of air pressure than any of the other three arrangements, because the tip vortex does not disturb the flow at the trailing edge" (p. 105).

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103-126 p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R20517
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930091227 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TR-161
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930091227
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc65813

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Bacon, David L. The Distribution of Lift Over Wing Tips and Ailerons, report, 1924; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc65813/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.