Mid-wing airliner designs

Date:         30 Jan 97 00:36:25 
From:         "Mark A. Brown" <mark@nal.go.jp>
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At 2:45 +0900 97.1.27, Ostreger wrote:
>The reason a mammoth can be a mid-wing is that the mainspar <can>
>conveniently pass through the fuselage - I'd guess best between forward
>and rear pressure cabins.

Fighter designs sometimes employ large ring-shaped load carry-through
structures so that the engine(s) can fit down the middle. I suppose these
would intrude into the cabin but one could always use this section for
galley or lavatory.


Mark A. Brown, STA Research Fellow
National Aerospace Laboratory, Control System Division
7-44-1 Jindaijihigashi-machi, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182, JAPAN