Advanced Design Studies and Unusual Concepts

Joined Wing Concepts

from the Virginia Tech Aircraft Design Information Sources pages

Julian Wolkovitch, "The Joined Wing: An Overview," Journal of Aircraft, March 1986, pp 161-178. An interesting concept that has not found its place yet, although recently Boeing studied it for an EW aircraft using the unique wing arrangement to deploy conformal radar effectively.

S.C. Smith, S.E. Cliff, and I.M. Kroo, "The Design of a Joined-Wing Flight Demonstrator Aircraft," AIAA Paper 87-2930, Sept. 1987.

Hirokazu Miura, Albert T. Shyu, and Julian Wolkovitch, "Parametric Weight Evaluation of Joined Wings by Structural Optimization," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 25, No. 12, Dec. 1988, pp. 1142-1149.

John W. Gallman, Stephen C. Smith and Ilan M. Kroo, "Optimization of Joined-Wing Aircraft," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 30, No. 6, Nov.-Dev. 1993, pp. 897-905.

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