The Aircraft Wings Are The Primary Lift Producing Device For An Aircraft

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The aircraft wings are the primary lift producing device for an aircraft. The aircraft wings are designed aerodynamically to generate a lift force which is required in order for an aircraft to fly. The basic goal of the wing is to generate lift and minimize drag as far as possible. When the airflow passes the wing at any suitable angle of attack, a pressure differential is created. A region of lower pressure is created over the top surface of the wing while, a region of higher pressure is created under the surface of the wing. This difference in pressure creates a differential force which acts upward, which is called lift. For most aircrafts, where, the wings are the primary structures to generate lift, the aircraft 's wings must generate sufficient lift to carry the entire weight of an aircraft. In modern commercial, fighter and jet aircraft, the aircraft wings are not only designed to provide the necessary lift during the different phases of flight, but also have a variety of other roles and functions. Wing Support: Cantilevered -All the structure is buried under the aerodynamic skin, giving a clean appearance with low drag. A cantilever is a rigid structural element, such as a beam or a plate, anchored at only one end to a (usually vertical) support from which it is protruding. When subjected to a structural load, the cantilever carries the load to the support where it is forced against by a moment and shear stress.Cantilever construction allows for overhanging

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