Determination of the Effect of Wing Flexibility on Lateral Maneuverability and a Comparison of Calculated Rolling Effectiveness With Flight Results
Description: Report presenting an analysis which shows that, when account is taken of sideslip and wing flexibility, the calculated rolling maneuverability of an airplane is in good agreement with the results obtained from flight tests. The method used avoids the complications of successive approximations but is nevertheless believed to be more nearly accurate than other methods based on semirigid-wing assumptions. The method is applied to a wing of tubular shell construction and the procedure is illustrated for a modern pursuit airplane.
Date: January 1944
Creator: Harmon, Sidney M.
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