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Wind Tunnel Testing of Otto Lilienthal's Production Aircraft from 1893

Wienke, Felix and Raffel, Markus and Dillmann, Andreas (2021) Wind Tunnel Testing of Otto Lilienthal's Production Aircraft from 1893. AIAA Journal, 59 (4), pp. 1342-1351. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). doi: 10.2514/1.J059831. ISSN 0001-1452.

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A full-scale wind tunnel test of a replica of Otto Lilienthal's Normalsegelapparat from 1893 was conducted in a closed, low-speed wind tunnel. The goal was to determine the flight performance and characteristics of this glider for the first time. It is of particular interest to this investigation to resolve the open question about the design's static stability and to clear up, whether Lilienthal treated the cloth covering the wings. Therefore, tests were performed both with an impermeable, sealed cloth as well as with untreated, permeable wings. Forces and moments were measured at free stream velocities between 5 m/s and 13 m/s at angles of attack from the linear lift interval up to fully stalled conditions. The recorded data is used to investigate the flight performance and characteristics of the glider with an emphasis on its static stability. The impact of the permeability of the cloth in comparison to the impermeable configuration is discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/135823/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information:eISSN 1533-385X
Title:Wind Tunnel Testing of Otto Lilienthal's Production Aircraft from 1893
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Wienke, FelixUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0081-1084UNSPECIFIED
Raffel, MarkusUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3340-9115133716098
Date:April 2021
Journal or Publication Title:AIAA Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1342-1351
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Keywords:Lilienthal, Wind Tunnel Testing, Longitudinal Stability
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Flight Physics (old)
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Helicopter, GO
Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Administration AS-GO
Deposited By: Carter, Beatrice
Deposited On:05 May 2021 08:00
Last Modified:25 Apr 2023 10:05

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