Rectangular vs Tapered vs Elliptical Wing planform

by pegus
Tags: aerodynamic, elliptical, mechanical advantage, plane, rectangular, tapered, wing, wing design
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Feb5-14, 02:13 AM
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I wonder what are the advantages and disvantages of the rectangular, tapered and elliptical wing planforms.
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Feb5-14, 09:24 AM
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I wonder if this is a homework question.
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Feb5-14, 11:29 AM
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No, I am planning to select the adequate wing planform for a project. We are designning a small cargo plane. But I just know that the elliptical wing has the best lift distribution, the tapered wing reduce the induced drag, and the rectangular is more economically and easier to manufacturate.

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Rectangular vs Tapered vs Elliptical Wing planform

pegus. You have summed up the situation very well.

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