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Introduction to Airplane Performance

Assignment Week 1

1. What is most likely sequence of pressure for the given figure. Ans: b

(a) A>B>C

(b) A<B<C

(c) A=B=C

(d) Cant be said

2. An aircraft is equipped with symmetrical aerofoil. For complete aircraft the lift curve slope is 5
/rad. Stall angle is 12 deg, wing area is 10 m2 . What is mass during flight, whereas stall speed is
observed 90 Km/hr. g = 9.8 m/s2 , density of air is 1.225 kg/m3. Ans : d

(a) 68707 kg

(b) 5301.4 kg

(c) 23438 kg

(d) 409.06 kg

(a) Thrust

(d) Fuselage reference line

4. In the given figure, Xg, Xc and V are, X-axis of inertial frame, chord reference line and free
stream velocity respectively. What is the correct sequence of flight path angle, angle of attack
and pitch angle? Ans : b

(a) 3, 1, 2

(b) 2, 1, 3

(c) 1, 3, 2

(d) 2, 3, 1

(d) Wave drag

6. Rudder is primarily used for: Ans : a

(a) Yaw

(b) Roll

(c) Pitch

(a) Yaw

(b) Roll

(c) Pitch

(a) Yaw

(b) Roll

(c) Pitch

(a)

CD

CL
(b)

CD

CL

(c)

CD

CL

(d)

CD

CL

(a) Infinite

(b) Zero

(d) Depends upon aerofoil

11. For a certain angle of attack, at a given altitude, the lift will be doubled for which combination(s)
of S and V Ans : a, c, d

(a) V2, S

(b) V/2, 2S

(c) V, 2S

(d) 2V, S/2

12. For the following vs curve, which has higher aspect ratio? Ans : a

CL Plane 1

Plane 2

(a) Plane 1

(b) Plane 2