Advanced Design Studies and Unusual Concepts

Twin Fuselage Concepts

from the Virginia Tech Aircraft Design Information Sources pages

John C. Houbolt, "Why Twin-Fuselage Aircraft?" Astronautics and Aeronautics, April 1982, pp. 26-35. This is a very good description of the reasons for using a twin fuselage design.

M. Leroy Spearman, "A High-Capacity Airplane Design Concept Having an Inboard-Wing Bounded by Twin Tip-Mounted Fuselages," AIAA Paper 97-2276, June 1997. Applied Aero Proceedings, Vol. 1, pp. 496-501.This is a slightly different version of the twin fuselage concept, aimed at overcoming the runway width and span limitations for large aircraft.

M. Leroy Spearman, "An Airplane Configuration with an Inboard Wing Mounted Between Twin Fuselages," AIAA Paper 98-0440.

S Chiesa, M. Di Sciuva and P. Maggiore, "The double-fuselage layout: a preliminary case study of a possible way of reducing the development costs for new high capacity aircraft," Proc. Instn Mech Engrs, Vol 214, Pt. G, pp. 85-95, 2000

M. Leroy Spearman, "An Airplane Design having a Wing with a Fuselage Attached to each Tip," AIAA 39th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, AIAA Paper 2001-0536, Jan. 8-11, 2000.

M. Orr, S. Magill, J.A. Schetz, J.F. Marchman III, W.H. Mason and B. Grossman, "Experimental Study of the Aerodynamic Properties of the Inboard Wing Concept," AIAA 39th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, AIAA Paper 2001-0577, Jan. 8-11, 2000.

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