A simplified treatment of a fixed-root swept wing built on Hill's isoclinic principle

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dc.contributor.author D. Williams en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-21T15:53:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-21T15:53:19Z
dc.date.issued 1951 en_US
dc.identifier.other ARC/R&M-2870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://reports.aerade.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826.2/3427
dc.description.abstract This note shows how the Hill Aero-isoclinic Principle works out in practice for a swept wing, fixed at the root and having straight flexural and inertia axes. The conditions assumed are readily represented in a wind-tunnel model and experiments by Lambourne show good agreement with theory. The further aft the flexural axis from the quarter-chord position, the smaller is the sacrifice of wing torsional stiffness entailed in making a swept wing isoclinic, and previous work has on that account taken a far-aft position as a reasonable basic assumption, with the result that, to avoid aero-elastic instability, a well-forward position for the inertia axis is arrived at. It is shown here, however, that by still further sacrifice of torsional stiffness (whether practicable or not) it is possible to reduce the gap between the two axes very considerably and so simplify one aspect of the constructional problem. It is expected that this conclusion should still hold, qualitatively at least, for the more representative conditions in which body freedoms are included, as in tile earlier work referred to above. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aeronautical Research Council Reports & Memoranda en_US
dc.title A simplified treatment of a fixed-root swept wing built on Hill's isoclinic principle en_US

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