Wichmann, G. and Strohmeyer, D. and Streit, T. (2000) Three-Surface Aircraft - A Concept for Future Large Aircraft. In: ICAS 2000 (CD-ROM). 22nd International Congress of Aeronautical Sciences, Harrogate (gb), 27.08.-01.09.2000.
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In this paper the activities of the Institute of Design Aerodynamics within the DLR project "Dreiflächen-Flugzeug (3FF)" - Three-Surface Aircraft, TSA - concerning the investigation of three-surface aircraft configurations are presented. Results of aircraft predesign calculations of the retrofitted wind-tunnel model DLR-F11 show higher performances for the optimised TSA configuration compared to the conventional design. However, the performance increase is coupled with a loss of static stability. Under the boundary condition of equal static stability, the same performance gain is achieved with a conventional design. The possible performance potential of TSA configurations can only be realised if the concept of a "free-floating canard", which does not influence the static stability, is taken into account. Corresponding transonic canard designs demonstrate the aerodynamic feasibility of the canard concept for transport aircraft configurations at high cruise Mach numbers for a backward swept canard at a low aft position and a forward swept canard at a low front position.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Title:||Three-Surface Aircraft - A Concept for Future Large Aircraft|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ICAS 2000 (CD-ROM)|
|Keywords:||three-surface aircraft, transonic canard design, preliminary aircraft design, canard optimization, fuselage-canard configuration|
|Event Title:||22nd International Congress of Aeronautical Sciences, Harrogate (gb), 27.08.-01.09.2000|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Aeronautics|
|HGF - Program Themes:||other|
|DLR - Research area:||Aeronautics|
|DLR - Program:||L ST - Starrflüglertechnologien|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||L - Concepts & Integration|
|Location:||Köln-Porz , Braunschweig , Göttingen|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Institut für Entwurfsaerodynamik|
|Deposited By:||Claudia Grant|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 20:11|
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