Conceptual design and study of "engineless" airplane using co-flow jet airfoil

John Aguirre, Bao Yuan Wang, GeCheng Zha

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Abstract

In this paper, a new conceptual "Engineless CFJ Aircraft (ECA) is designed and studied by CFD analysis. This aircraft will have no conventional propulsion systems (propeller or jet engine). The new concept airplane will use the fixed wings themselves, in a flying wing configuration, with the inclusion of the newly developed high performance co-flow jet (CFJ) airfoil, to produce both lift and thrust. The energy expenditure for this aircraft will be extremely low. The energy consumption is mainly the power to pump the jet, which can be accomplished by electricity generated by a hydrogen fuel cell. No combustion is therefore needed. The maneuverability and safety of the airplane will be relatively high due to the high stall margin of the CFJ airfoil. CFD aerodynamic analysis is presented for both the two and three dimensional cases for a range of angles of attack.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
Pages1884-1901
Number of pages18
Volume3
StatePublished - Nov 5 2007
Event25th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2007 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2007Jun 28 2007

Other

Other25th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2007
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period6/25/076/28/07

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Conceptual design
Airfoils
Aircraft
Computational fluid dynamics
Jet aircraft
Fixed wings
Hydrogen fuels
Jet engines
Maneuverability
Propellers
Angle of attack
Propulsion
Fuel cells
Aerodynamics
Energy utilization
Electricity
Pumps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Aguirre, J., Wang, B. Y., & Zha, G. (2007). Conceptual design and study of "engineless" airplane using co-flow jet airfoil. In Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference (Vol. 3, pp. 1884-1901)

Conceptual design and study of "engineless" airplane using co-flow jet airfoil. / Aguirre, John; Wang, Bao Yuan; Zha, GeCheng.

Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference. Vol. 3 2007. p. 1884-1901.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Aguirre, J, Wang, BY & Zha, G 2007, Conceptual design and study of "engineless" airplane using co-flow jet airfoil. in Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference. vol. 3, pp. 1884-1901, 25th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2007, Miami, FL, United States, 6/25/07.
Aguirre J, Wang BY, Zha G. Conceptual design and study of "engineless" airplane using co-flow jet airfoil. In Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference. Vol. 3. 2007. p. 1884-1901
Aguirre, John ; Wang, Bao Yuan ; Zha, GeCheng. / Conceptual design and study of "engineless" airplane using co-flow jet airfoil. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference. Vol. 3 2007. pp. 1884-1901
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