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## Sections

Symbol

Unit

Definition

Name

b

m

Wing span.

bref

m

Reference wing span.

c

m

Chord

Cmac

m

See equation 11

Mean aerodynamic chord.

Sref

m2

Reference wing area (total).

λ

-

ctip/croot

Taper ratio.

AR

-

b2

/S

Aspect ratio

F

N

Either scalar or 3D-vector

Force.

m

Unit length 3D-vector

Normal, panel normal.

n

f

N

Pressure force.

f

f

N

Friction force.

V, U

m/s

Free stream air velocity.

ρ

kg/m3

Air density

p

N/m3

Static pressure.

q

N/m3

2

2

V

ρ

Dynamic pressure

l, r

m

Length

Γ

m2

/s

Vortex strength.

v, w

m/s

Downwash form vortex.

AC, BC

m

3D-vectors.

Location vectors

x

m

First Cartesian coordinate,
positive towards tail.

x-coordinate.

y

m

Second Cartesian
coordinate, positive towards
starboard.

y-coordinate.

z

m

Third Cartesian coordinate,
positive towards top of
aircraft.

z-coordinate

L,D,Y

N

Wind axis forces.

l,m,n

Nm

Body axis moments

α

Angle between wind vector
and XY-plane of reference.

Angle of attack.

β

Angle between wind vector
and XZ-plane of reference.

Angle of sideslip.

p

Roll angular speed, right
hand positive along x axis.

Roll rate

q

Pitch angular speed, right
hand positive along y axis

Pitch rate

r

Yaw angular speed, right
hand positive along z axis

Yaw rate

p

U

b
p ref

2

Dimensionless roll rate.

U

c
q mac

2

Dimensionless pitch rate

U

b
r ref

2

Dimensionless yaw rate.

δ

Control surface deflection.

Control surface deflection.

Tomas Melin.

KTH, Department of Aeronautics.

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A Vortex Lattice MATLAB Implementation for Linear Aerodynamic Wing Applications.

Symbol

Unit

Definition

Name

CL

-

ref

qS

L

Lift coefficient.

CD

-

ref

qS

D

Drag coefficient

CY

-

ref

qS

Y

Side force coefficient

Cl

-

ref

ref b

qS

l

Rolling moment coefficient.

Cm

-

mac

ref C

qS

m

Pitching moment coefficient

Cn

-

ref

ref b

qS

n

Yawing moment coefficient

e

-

Index

Elevator

r

-

Index

Rudder

a

-

Index

Aileron

,

-

Derivative of

Tomas Melin.

KTH, Department of Aeronautics.

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A Vortex Lattice MATLAB Implementation for Linear Aerodynamic Wing Applications.

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