Wind-Tunnel Investigation of Commercial Transport Aircraft Aerodynamics at Extreme Flight Conditions 2002-01-2912
A series of low-speed static and dynamic wind tunnel tests of a commercial transport configuration over an extended angle of attack/sideslip envelope was conducted at NASA Langley Research Center. The test results are intended for use in the development of an aerodynamic simulation database for determining aircraft flight characteristics at extreme and loss-of-control conditions. This database will be used for the development of loss-of-control prevention or mitigation systems, pilot training for recovery from such conditions, and accident investigations. An overview of the wind-tunnel tests is presented and the results of the tests are evaluated with respect to traditional simulation database development techniques for modeling extreme conditions to identify regions where simulation fidelity should be addressed.
Citation: Shah, G., Cunningham, K., Foster, J., Fremaux, C. et al., "Wind-Tunnel Investigation of Commercial Transport Aircraft Aerodynamics at Extreme Flight Conditions," SAE Technical Paper 2002-01-2912, 2002, https://doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-2912. Download Citation
Gautam H. Shah, Kevin Cunningham, John V. Foster, C. Michael Fremaux, Eric C. Stewart, James E. Wilborn, William Gato, Derek W. Pratt
NASA Langley Research Center, The Boeing Company
World Aviation Congress & Exposition
SAE 2002 Transactions Journal of Aerospace-V111-1