Category Archives: Aircraft Design

Preliminary sizing – Matching Chart

  Introduction This article introduces the first step in the preliminary sizing process, which is to determine the so-called aircraft design point in terms of wing loading and thrust-to-weight ratio. The requirements, constraints imposed by market, passengers, payload, weight are the factors … Continue reading

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Winglets

Wingtip devices are usually intended to improve the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft. There are several types of wingtip devices, and although they function in different manners, the intended effect is always to reduce the aircraft’s drag by partial recovery of the tip vortex … Continue reading

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