Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)


A forward-swept wing is an aircraft wing configuration in which the quarter-chord line of the wing has a forward sweep. Typically, the leading edge also sweeps forward. Forward swept wing is proposed with the goal of enhancing performance and controllability during high angle of attack perching maneuvers. Data is presented from a series of XFLR5 analysis to qualify the aerodynamic effect of forward swept over a range of angle of attack from -25º to +75º. Various graphs were obtained during this analysis which indicates that the forward swept wing configuration can achieve qualitatively different low cost perching maneuvers.





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