Low-Speed Wind-Tunnel Investigation to Determine the Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Rectangular Wing Equipped with a Full-Span and an Inboard Half-Span Jet-Augmented Flap Deflected 55 deg
- Gainer, Thomas G.
- Feb. 1959.
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- An investigation to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a rectangular wing equipped with a full-span and an inboard half-span jet-augmented flap has been made in the Langley 300 MPH 7- by 10-foot tunnel. The wing had an aspect ratio of 8.3 and a thickness-chord ratio of 0.167. A jet of air was blown backward through a small gap, tangentially to the upper surface of a round trailing edge, and was separated from the trailing edge by a very small flap at an angle of 55 deg with respect to the wing-chord plane. The results of the investigation showed that the ratio of total lift to jet-reaction lift for the wing was about 35 percent less for the half-span jet-augmented flap than for the full-span jet-augmented flap. The reduction of the span of the jet-augmented flap from full to half span reduced the maximum value of jet-circulation lift coefficient that could be produced from about 6.8 to a value of about 2.2. The half-span jet- augmented flap gave thrust recoveries considerably poorer than those obtained with the full-span jet-augmented flap. Large nose-down pitching- moment coefficients were produced by the half-span flap, with the greater part of these being the result of the larger jet reactions required to produce a given lift for the half-spin flap compared with that required for the full-span flap.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19980228365.
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