Interference of wing and fuselage from tests of the 18 combinations in the N.A.C.A. variable-density tunnel - combination with split flaps

Sherman, Albert
naca-tn-640
March 1938


As part of the wing-fuselage interference investigation in progress in the N.A.C.A. variable density wind tunnel, the effects of various split-flap arrangements applied to wing-fuselage combinations were determined. Split flaps were found to exert their influence independently of the interference, and their effects on the aerodynamic characteristics of rectangular-airfoil combinations appeared to be more or less proportional to their exposed span lengths. The interference, moreover, showed the same character with the split flaps as without them.

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