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Structural Aspects of Swept‐Back Wings: An Account of Research Work in Sweden, with Particular Reference To Model Tests

B.R. Noton, D.C.Ae., Grad. R.Ae.S., Grad.I.Mech.E. (Scientific Officer, Structures Department, The Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden, Stockholm.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 November 1953

Abstract

THE efficient design and construction of the latest types of Swedish military aircraft, with wings with high critical Mach numbers, has necessitated a thorough investigation into the structural behaviour of swept and delta wings of both the thin and thick types. It is the main purpose of this paper to present some important test results and pertinent details of some of the small scale models which have been built to supplement the theoretical estimation of the stress distribution and deflexion patterns. In some cases these models have also been constructed to provide information on certain unusual structural configurations, which would have otherwise taken many months to obtain by using approximate theoretical methods. The stress distributions for each model are illustrated in such a way that comparison between the different types of structures may readily be made.

Citation

Noton, B.R. (1953), "Structural Aspects of Swept‐Back Wings: An Account of Research Work in Sweden, with Particular Reference To Model Tests", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 25 No. 11, pp. 330-343. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb032355

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