Post Stall Behavior of a Lifting Line Algorithm
Rocky Mountain Space Grant Consortium Meeting Proceedings
Salt Lake City, UT
A modified lifting line algorithm is considered as a low-cost approach for calculating lift characteristics of wings above stall. The model employs a numerical lifting-line method utilizing the 3D vortex lifting law along with known 2D airfoil data to predict the lift distribution across a wing. This method is expected to be of significant importance in the design of tail-sitter vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft where the aircraft experiences stall conditions during important flight maneuvers. The algorithm is presented, and results compared with published experimental data.
Hunsaker, D. F., “Post Stall Behavior of a Lifting Line Algorithm,” Rocky Mountain Space Grant Consortium Meeting Proceedings, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2007.