This paper investigates whether drag reductions in cruise can be achieved for an aircraft by selecting a three-lifting-surface asymmetric design. A conventional T-tail design based on the existing EA500 Very Light Jet was selected as the baseline aircraft, and this was redesigned into a novel asymmetric configuration. CEASIOM, the Computerized Environment for Aircraft Synthesis and Integrated Optimization Methods, was then used to generate aerodynamic data sets for both aircraft, trim them at the cruise condition, and compare the thrust required to achieve trim.
|Translated title of the contribution||Comparison of Conventional and Asymmetric Aircraft Configurations Using CEASIOM|
|Title of host publication||AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Toronto, Ontario|
|Publisher||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Aug 2010|