The relation between spanwise variations in the critical Mach number and spanwise load distributions

Richard T. Whitcomb
naca-cb-l4l07
December 1944


Data are presented to show the changes that occur in the spanwise load distributions on wings when the critical Mach number is exceeded. These data indicate that the magnitude of the spanwise variation in the critical Mach numbers of the sections. Means of reducing the magnitudes of such changes are considered.

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