|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/215; 244/216; 244/204|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 29 인용 특허 : 20|
A swept aircraft wing includes a leading airfoil element and a trailing airfoil element. At least one full-span slot is defined by the wing during at least one transonic condition of the wing. The full-span slot allows a portion of the air flowing along the lower surface of the leading airfoil element to split and flow over the upper surface of the trailing airfoil element so as to achieve a performance improvement in the transonic condition.
What the claimed is: 1. A swept slotted three-dimensional airfoil having a span and a predetermined three-dimensional shape tailored to improve transonic performance over an un-slotted airfoil, the airfoil comprising: at least one leading airfoil element having an upper surface and a lower surface; at least one trailing airfoil element defining a full-span transonic cruise slot with the leading airfoil element, the trailing airfoil element having an upper surface and a lower surface, the slot being positioned spanwise along the span at a position where ...