Programmable Aileron Sizing Algorithm for Use in Preliminary Aircraft Design Software

Omran Al-Shamma, Rashid Ali, Haitam Hassan

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    All aircraft, military and commercial, must satisfy controllability, and in turn, maneuverability prerequisites to be espoused by the military or certified for transport aircraft. So, it is imperative for the designers to assess the control authority of candidate configurations early in the preliminary design phase. This early assessment formulates the design process very proficient and cost-effective. Aileron sizing is one of the controllability concepts that should be involved in the preliminary design process. Adding aileron sizing module, as a helpful tool for aeronautical students enhance their knowledge, understanding, and analyzing studies. This paper presents a programmable algorithm for aileron sizing to be employed in any preliminary aircraft design software. The paper introduced the necessary formulae as a guide to size the aileron to achieve the prerequisites of the roll control. A solved example has been added to explain the application of the algorithm
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3458-3462
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Engineering and Applied Science
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2018

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    Medwell Publications is a commercial STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of peer-reviewed, open access academic journals


    • preliminary aircraft design
    • Aileron Sizing software
    • educational software
    • control surface design

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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