|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/134A; 244/198; 244/200|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 11 인용 특허 : 0|
An arrangement of devices as well as a method for improving the aerodynamics of an aircraft wing are disclosed. In embodiments, a plurality of vortex generators are attached in span-wise alignment on an deice boot along the wing's leading edge. The vortex generators are, in embodiments, constructed of a flexible material such that they are able to be expanded along with the boot during inflation and deflation thus mechanically involving the aerodynamic devices in the ice-shedding process.
The invention claimed is: 1. An aircraft wing, comprising:a deice boot comprised of a flexible expandable material; anda plurality of protrusions on said deice boot for minimizing flow separation;wherein each of said protrusions has a ramped upper face spanning two sides of the protrusion wherein the sides laterally converge from a forward edge of the protrusion to a rear end thereof;each of said protrusions being sufficiently flexible such that said protrusions expand along with said deice boot in order to actively participate in the mechanical removal ...