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Wind Tunnel Investigation of a Rigid Paraglider Reference Wing

Belloc, Hervé Wind Tunnel Investigation of a Rigid Paraglider Reference Wing. (2015) Journal of Aircraft, 52 (2). 703-708. ISSN 0021-8669

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Official URL: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.C032513


Hypotheses adopted for conventional ram-air gliding parachutes are not valid for paraglider aerodynamics and they require a new investigation. This paper presents an experimental database for a reference wing representative of a paraglider wing. Interest is focused on the external flow and on the influence of the spanwise arched shape on stationary longitudinal and lateral aerodynamic characteristics.To isolate this effect, leading edge intake and swell of real textile inflated cells are not represented. Thus,the reference wing is rigid and filled.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:10 Apr 2015 12:12

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