THE SIDEWASH FACTOR Эгг/Э/3

THE SIDEWASH FACTOR Эгг/Э/3

Generally speaking, the sidewash is difficult to estimate with engineering precision. Suitable wind-tunnel tests are required for this purpose. The contribution from the fuselage arises through its behavior as a lifting body when yawed. Associated with the side force that develops is a vortex wake which induces a lateral-flow field at the tail. The sidewash from the propeller is associated with the side force which acts upon it when yawed, and may be estimated by the method of (Ribner, 1944). The contribution from the wing is associated with the asymmetric structure of the flow which develops when the airplane is yawed. This phenomenon is especially pro­nounced with low-aspect-ratio swept wings. It is illustrated in Fig. 3.13.

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