Equivalent-plate theory for a straight multicell wing

Stanley U. Benscoter, Richard H. MacNeal
naca-tn-2786
Sep 1952


A structural theory is developed for the analysis of thin multicell wings with straight spars and perpendicular ribs. The analysis is intended to be suitable for supersonic wings of low aspect ratio. Deflections due to shearing strains are taken into account. The theory is expressed entirely in terms of first-order difference equations in order that analogous electrical circuits can be readily designed and solutions obtained on the Cal-Tech analog computer.

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