The aircraft proposed for the study, a strut-braced wing configuration, which has a high wing with a high aspect ratio. The strut is attached to the lower belly fairing. The engines are located under the wing. The empennage is of a T tail configuration, as is typical of aircraft of high wing configuration.
Engines, flap track fairings, pylons and tails have been removed in the final geometry in order to allow us to focus on the area of interest (strut-wing junction) without paying the penalty of the complexity of the full configuration for computational simulations.
Geometry in IGES format is provided in SBW.igs
It is not the intention of the reference model to set “a priori” constraints, but in order to have feasible assessments, we suggest adhering to the following constraints:
** Not following these constraints will lead to more complex comparisons which may hamper the identification and assessment of the potential benefit of the technology