Influence of end plates on lift and flow field of a canard-type control surface at a Mach number of 2.00

Wise, George A
March 23, 1953

The influence of triangular-shaped end plates on the lift and the flow field of a canard-type control surface mounted on a symmetrical fuselage was investigated in the Lewis 8- by 6-foot supersonic wind tunnel at a Mach number of 2.00, body angle of attack of 2 degrees, and control-surface deflection angles of 3 degrees, 6 degrees, 8 degrees, and 10 degrees. The investigation demonstrated that the addition of end plates to a canard-type control surface increased its lift and rearranged the single vortex into a two-vortex system. Perforating the end plates reduced these effects and resulted in a decrease in lift and a change in the flow-field characteristics.

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