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Homework Help: Aircraft wing calculation

  1. Feb 22, 2013 #1
    How do u calculate the volume of an aircraft wing?

    Would it work if I calculate the area of tip and root chord then times it by the span?

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  3. Feb 22, 2013 #2


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    That's one way, but the answer might not be accurate depending on the shape of the wing. A better way would be to calculate the area of several different sections, and then use one of the rules for numerical integration (See Simpson's Rules).
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