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.


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