Estimation of Aerodynamic Coefficient for a Variable Span Wing and a C-Wing for Application in Personal Air Vehicles (PAV)

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


In last decade, most of the researchers have an interest in making the automobiles into flying objects and make them fly. In this paper, novel conceptual design is put forward for personal air vehicle (PAV) which can use the existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes. This conceptual design has been made by combining C-wing and telescopic wing. This design overcomes the issue of aspect ratio and drag of personal air vehicle. The telescopic wing configuration useful for span-based mission and C-wing provides less induced drag. Also the components of the C-wing can be used for vertical and horizontal stabilizers as like conventional airplanes. Theoretical and numerical simulation techniques are proceeded toward to identify the aerodynamic performance for various span length of the wing. The outcome recognizes the aerodynamic performance of the proposed wing design and without C-wing that gives more desirable performance


C-wing Telescopic wing Aerodynamic Personal air vehicle Conventional airplane 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Naveen
    • 1
  • B. Abinaya
    • 1
  • D. Abinaya
    • 1
  • K. Kalayarasi
    • 1
  1. 1.Aeronautical DepartmentBannari Amman Institute of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia

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