A method for the design of sweptback wings warped to produce specified flight characteristics at supersonic speeds

Warren A. Tucker
Sep 1951

One of the problems connected with the sweptback wing is the difficulty of controlling the location of the center of pressure and hence the pitching moment. A method is presented for designing a wing to be self-trimming at a given set of flight conditions. Concurrently, the spanwise distribution of load on the wing is made to be approximately elliptical, in an effort to maintain low wing drag.

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