A modified lifting line algorithm is considered as a low-cost approach for calculating lift characteristics of wings above stall. The model employs a numerical lifting-line method utilizing the 3D vortex lifting law along with known 2D airfoil data to predict the lift distribution across a wing. This method is expected to be of significant importance in the design of tail-sitter vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft where the aircraft experiences stall conditions during important flight maneuvers. The algorithm is presented, and results compared with published experimental data.
Post Stall Behavior of a Lifting Line AlgorithmRocky Mountain Space Grant Consortium Meeting Proceedings
Document TypeConference Paper
Citation InformationHunsaker, D. F., “Post Stall Behavior of a Lifting Line Algorithm,” Rocky Mountain Space Grant Consortium Meeting Proceedings, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2007.