|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/200 ; 244/198 ; 244/212 ; 244/215|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 99 인용 특허 : 0|
An improvement in the lift and drag characteristics of a lifting surface is achieved by attaching a serrated panel to the trailing edge of the lifting surface. The serrations may have a saw-tooth configuration, with a 60°included angle between adjacent serrations. The serrations may vary in shape and size over the span-wise length of the lifting surface, and may be positioned at fixed or adjustable deflections relative to the chord of the lifting surface.
An apparatus for improving lift and drag characteristics of a lifting surface in a fluid flow having a span, a leading edge, a trailing edge, and a chord, comprising: a serrated panel having an upper and a lower surface and a plurality of span-wise, periodic indentions; and a pivotal connecting means for connecting the serrated panel to the trailing edge of the lifting surface such that the serrated panel extends from the trailing edge into the fluid flow and both the upper and lower surfaces of the serrated indentions remain in contact with the fluid.