The flexible rectangular wing in roll at supersonic flight speeds

Warren A. Tucker, Robert L. Nelson
naca-tn-1769
Dec 1948


The problem of the loss in rolling effectiveness at supersonic flight speeds is considered for the case of the rectangular wing. Equations are obtained from which can be calculated either the loss in rate of roll due to flexibility or the torsional stiffness required to maintain a given rate of roll, for two assumed variations of the spanwise distribution of torsional stiffness.

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