Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-3124

Design of a Roadable Aircraft of Fixed Wing and the Investigation of the Aerodynamic Characteristics 2004-01-3124

As for a possible future vehicle, several types of personal air vehicle are studied recently. In the present paper, a roadable aircraft of fixed wing is proposed, and the basic concept of body-wing system is investigated from the aerodynamic point of view. The wing size, wing position, and body shape of the vehicle are designed so as to satisfy both the requirement for flying as an aircraft and for driving as an ordinary car. The aerodynamic characteristics of the vehicle are clarified by numerical simulations with the use of a commercial CFD code, SCRYU/Tetra.


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