|Feb 25, 2013, 04:50 PM|
Mean aerodynamic chord for complex wing shapes
I'm trying to figure out the MAC for a wing that's comprised of a straight section in the middle with two swept sections on either side. It's constant chord, so relatively simple. I'm just wondering if there's a way I can take the dimensions of the different wing sections (which are known) and compute the location of the MAC to determine where to put the CG?
|Feb 25, 2013, 08:10 PM|
Why don't you use the multi-panel CG calculator:
It's called a flying wing calculator but all it does is find the MAC and draw the CG based on the % you enter. So it's really a generic CG calculator.
Once you've generated your configuration you can ask it to generate a link to your configuration that you can post elsewhere. Here's an example of a wing with straight center section and swept tips:
|Feb 25, 2013, 08:40 PM|
If you have a spreadsheet program Sailplane Calc may be of interest to you. It will do what you ask for a four panel wing. There is also an article I wrote which explains its use.
Go to the Articles/Files page at www.TailwindGliders.com
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