Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering

Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9792

Srikanth Nuthanapati

Department of Aeronautics, IIT Madras, Chennai, India

  • Perspective   
    Structure and Characteristics of a Delta Wing
    Author(s): Srikanth Nuthanapati*

    A triangle-shaped wing is referred to as a delta wing. It gets its name from its resemblance to the Greek uppercase letter delta (). Despite extensive research, it did not find widespread application until the Jet Age, when it proved suited for high-speed subsonic and supersonic flight. At the opposite end of the speed spectrum, the Rogallo flexible wing proved to be a workable design for hang gliders and other ultralight aircraft. The delta wing shape provides distinct aerodynamic properties as well as structural advantages... View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2168-9792.22.11.300

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