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The PrandtlPlane Configuration: Overview on Possible Applications to Civil Aviation

  • Aldo FredianiEmail author
  • Vittorio Cipolla
  • Emanuele Rizzo
Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 66)

Abstract

The term PrandtlPlane indicates an aircraft configuration based on a box-like lifting system in the front view. The PrandtlPlane configuration allows one to conceive many different aircrafts for both passenger and freighter aviation, ranging from small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to very large civil aircrafts, much larger than the present largest ones; different engine and propulsion systems became possible in view of the so-called “green aviation” of the future.

Keywords

Sweep Angle Pitch Control Cruise Speed Large Aircraft Aircraft Configuration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aldo Frediani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vittorio Cipolla
    • 1
  • Emanuele Rizzo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.SkyBox Engineering S.r.l.PisaItaly

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