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Numerical Study of Aerodynamic Characteristics on Blended Wing Body Aircraft with Small Canard

Zurriati Mohd Ali, Wahyu Kuntjoro, Wirachman Wisnoe Rizal Effendy Mohd Nasir and Noor Iswadi Ismail

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 25, Issue S, March 2017

Keywords: Aerodynamics, blended wing body (BWB), canard, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Published on: 05 Dec 2017

The blended wing body (BWB) aircraft has a unique design. The main body and wing of BWB are merged to increase the lift force on the aircraft. However, BWB has poor stability arising from the absence of the tail. Hence, a small horizontal stabilizer called as canard has been incorporated in front of the main wing to improve BWB's stability. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations conducted to obtain the aerodynamics parameters of the BWB i.e. lift, drag and moment coefficients, showed that overall, the canard is beneficial to the BWB aerodynamics performance.

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