Present state of development in nonsteady motion of a lifting surface

Cicala, Placido.
naca-tm-1277
1951


A summary is given of the principal results on air forces for a wing undergoing unsteady motion in an incompressible fluid and of methods followed by various investigators, as of 1941. Part I contains results for a wing of infinite aspect ratio; part II deals with procedures for wings of finite aspect ratio; part III contains results for force components in the direction of motion (propulsion or drag); part IV considers the results of some experimental investigations. Each part contains an evaluation of existing publications.

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