Welcome to part 6 of a series on an Introduction to Aircraft Design. In part 5 we looked at the role that the airfoil profile plays in determining the flying characteristics associated with its selection. In our final introductory post on the wing we look at a typical wing structure, the various loads that the wing is expected to carry during operation, and introduce the methodology behind designing a semi-monocoque wing structure.
The Wing Plot Tool allows you to sketch a wing planform by defining a valid combination of the critical wing geometric properties: Wing Area, Wing Span, Aspect Ratio, Taper Ratio, Root Chord, Tip Chord, and Sweep angle (quarter chord).
Use the sliders below to select or deselect geometric variables.
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