Aerodynamic Drag Loss Chargeability and Its Implications in the Vehicle Design Process

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Title: Aerodynamic Drag Loss Chargeability and Its Implications in the Vehicle Design Process
Author: Roth, Bryce Alexander
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of aerodynamic drag losses, relate them to aerothermodynamic losses in the aircraft as a whole, and develop methods for assessing drag chargeability. The concept of the aerodynamic ?loss deck? is introduced and applied to the analysis of an F-5E fighter. It is shown that this loss deck can be used to integrate aero losses through the vehicle mission to obtain total losses attributable to each drag mechanism. This information is then used to facilitate design trades and estimate sensitivity factors useful in the design process.
Description: Presented at the 1st AIAA ATIO Forum, Los Angeles, CA, October 16-18, 2001.
Type: Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/6409
Date: 2001-10
Relation: ASDL;AIAA-2001-5236
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Vehicle design
Aerodynamics
Thermodynamic properties

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