Abstract

The potentials of the Joined/Box-Wing Aircraft as an environmentally friendly airliner that is capable of meeting current and future emission thresholds led to the investigation of this concept. This study reviews the evolution and current trends in the aerodynamics design of the Box-Wing aircraft with specific emphasis on Box-Wing theory, airfoil characteristics and aerodynamic issues of the Box-wing aircraft. The study was undertaken to highlight the distinct features of the Box-Wing configuration which makes it very attractive as a future airliner. The study reveals that the Box Wing Aircraft possesses a significant aerodynamic advantage over conventional aircraft. The Box-Wing Aircraft configuration is also a less radical departure from the conventional concept. It thus could be developed with existing tried and tested aircraft design technologies, methodologies and processes.

How to Cite
OKONKWO, PAUL JEMITOLA, Paul. An Analysis of Aerodynamic Design Issues of Box Wing Aircraft. Global Journal of Research In Engineering, [S.l.], mar. 2022. ISSN 2249-4596. Available at: <https://engineeringresearch.org/index.php/GJRE/article/view/2193>. Date accessed: 21 may 2022.