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Wing Geometry

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This is a Java program that calculates commonly used parameters related to airplane wing geometry such as area, taper ratio, aspect ratio, sweep, etc. As an aerospace engineer involved in airplane design, I find that I'm calculating these parameters all the time, so I wrote this program to help me out. To use this program, simply enter any parameters that you know, and the others will be calculated automatically. For instance, if you know the wing span and aspect ratio, enter them, and the wing area will be calculated automatically. Or, if you know the wing span, root chord length, and tip chord length, you can enter them and the wing area, aspect ratio and taper ratio will be automatically calculated.

My Wing Geometry Java program is available in 3 forms. As a downloadable application set up for MacOS X, as a double-clickable JAR file for Windows or as UNIX based systems (which will actually work anywhere). This program and it's source code are free and covered by the General Public Licence.

MacOS Application
(1.9 MB)

Version 1.6.1

Application that will run under MacOS X. You will download a compressed disk image. Should work with MacOS X 10.6 or later right out of the box.

Windows Application
(1.6 MB)

Version 1.6.1

Application that will run under Windows XP and Windows 7 (maybe others). The program requires Java 1.6 or later. You will download a ZIP archive that contains an executable and a double-clickable JAR archive (both of which should work).

UNIX Application
(1.6 MB)

Version 1.6.1

Application that will run on several different UNIX or Linux based systems with Java 1.6 or later installed. You will download a GZip compressed tape archive file (TGZ). Inside this you will find a double-clickable JAR file that can also be run from the command line.

Source Code
(7.4 MB)

Version 1.6.1

Full source code for the Wing Geometry program including selected libraries.

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Created: October 8, 1999
Modified: January 17, 2015