|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/91 ; 244/199|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 72 인용 특허 : 0|
The blended winglet is a wing-like device comprising a blended lifting surface attachable to each airplane wing tip so as to achieve minimum induced drag for a given surface size. The device consists of a nearly planar, straight section joined to the wing tip through a curved transition section designed to obtain an optimum aerodynamic loading. Surface streamwise cross sections are airfoils having appropriate thickness, camber and twist variations. In a critical departure from the usual winglet design approach, the sensitive transition section features a...
A blended wiglet attachable to a tip of a wing; said wing having an upper and a lower surface, a leading edge and a trailing edge; said wing leading edge and trailing edge being the fore and aft intersections of said upper and lower surfaces; said blended winglet comprising a curved transition section and a near-planar section contiguous with said transition section; said near-planar section having a cant angle measured from the normal to said wing and prescribed within limits to provide a desired drag reduction for minimal structural weight; said wingle...