98. A Simple Wing Weight Estimation Equation


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R M Spath: 98. A Simple Wing Weight Estimation Equation. 1954.



A form is derived for a wing weight estimation equation on the basis of a simple beam representation of an airplane semi-wing. Using configuration data available to WRRC, a statistical determination of the unspecified constants is made which minimizes the squares of the percentage errors. The errors in wing weight estimation using this equation are shown for samples of fighter, bomber, and cargo aircraft, and a comparison is made with the results obtainable from four different estimation techniques.


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