Theoretical and Experimental Study of a Forward Swept Wing


The aerodynamic characteristics of forward swept wing were studied theoretically and experimentally .In the present work, theoretically a computer program was constructed to predict the pressure distribution about surface of the wing using three dimensional Low Order Subsonic Panel method. The aerodynamic coefficients of the wing were calculated from the pressure distribution which gained from tangential velocities Experimentally ,test were carried out by designing and manufacturing a wing model with special arrangement for pressure tapping, suitable for low wind tunnel testing. The entire wing was rotated rotate about an axis in the plane of symmetry and normal to the chord to produce different sweep and incidence angles for wing, by using rotating mechanism. Wind tunnel test was carried out at (Uپ‡=33.23m/s) for different swept angles and angles of attack.
Comparisons were made between the predicted and experimental results. It is good and gave reasonable closeness. It was clear from the present investigation that the lift and drag characteristics for the forward swept wing are less in values compared with the swept back wing, therefore a forward swept wing can fly at higher speed corresponding to a pressure distribution associated for lower speed.