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Homework 7 SOLUTION

1.
cr = 57.44 ft, ct = 11.48ft, b = 78.06 ft.
S = 0.5 (cr+ct) b = 2690 ft2
AR = b2/S = 2.265
c c
11.48 57.44 y 57.44 1.1776y
c(y) = cr t r y 57.44
b/2
39.028

2
mac =
S

b/2

2
0 c(y) dy 2690

39.028

57.44-1.1776y dy = 39.57 ft
0

Note that the mac must be between root chord and tip chord.
Taper ratio = ct/cr = 0.2
2.
For the delta wing of the F-106, the plan form area is 58.65 m2 and the leading edge
sweep angle is 60o. What are the aspect ratio and the wing span of this wing?
Note that tan(60o) = 2b/cr. But AR = 2 cr /b.
Therefore, tan(60o) = 4/AR. So, AR = 2.309.
AR = b2/S, so b = 11.64 m.
3. Choose an aircraft and document the following parameters:
(a) Wing span (b) Aspect ratio (c) Plan form area (d) airfoil section (e) sweep angle
(f) speed range of the aircraft (g) nominal weight (h) wing loading (defined as the ratio
of the gross take-off weight to the wing area)
Look up any reference.
4. AR = b2/S = 322 / 170 = 6.02
Lift = weight; velocity = 120 mi/h = 176 ft/s
Now, CL

L
2450

0.39
2
0.5V S
(0.5) (0.00238) (176)2 170

For an elliptic wing, i =


So,

= 0.0206 rad = 1.18 degrees


=(0.1033) ( 1.18 (-3)). So, = 1.955 deg

Induced drag coefficient


Induced drag = (0.00804) (0.5) (0.00238) (176)2 (170) = 50.4 lb