CFD ANALYSIS ON RETRACTION OF WINGS IN FIGHTER AIRCRAFT
Author’s Name : B Karthik
Volume 02 Issue 02 Year 2015 ISSN No: 2349-3860 Page no: 8-10
Abstract – The development of retractable wing technologies for flight regime adaptation has received great interest from Researchers and engineers in the past years. This project deals with developing an aircraft with a retractable wing in a high-performance fighter aircraft that can operate efficiently in multiple flight conditions by changing its external shape. Retractable wing can encompass many aspects of the aircraft design, including the location, shape, area and angle of the wings, tail or fuselage. This new concepts and technology has developed and enhance the overall flight performance of aircraft, to reduce the effect of Drag and Shockwaves, thereby increasing the lift coefficient and reduce the fuel consumption of the fighter aircraft. The development of retractable wing will also increase the maneuverability during flight at supersonic speed.
Keywords –Lift; Drag; Wing mechanism