LEX and wing tip plates' interaction on the Rocket Plane in tailless configuration

Agnieszka Kwiek, Marcin Figat

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Abstract

The article includes study on the influence of a LEX (leading-edge extension) and wing tip plates on aerodynamic characteristics of the Rocket Plane in tailless configuration for manned suborbital flights. The research was conducted only for the low speed regime in the wind tunnel at the Warsaw University of Technology. Tests were carried out for a few configurations of the Rocket Plane. Moreover, two shapes of LEX were investigated. Analysis of results was focused on the aerodynamic synergism effect only. The influence of LEX and the wing tip plates of the Rocket Plane on the aerodynamic coefficients was identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-270
JournalThe Aeronautical Journal
Volume120
Issue number1224
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Feb 2016

Keywords

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft design
  • LEX
  • Tailless aircraft
  • WInd tunnel test

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