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 Method to compute the Rate of Climb R/C for Jet Aircraft 

 

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Rate of Climb (R/C) of Jet Powered Aircraft

In order to calculate the Rate of Climb (R/C) of Jet Powered Aircraft we need to have certain parameters...

 

 

The parameters include,

 

The Wing span in feet.

The Wing Area if feet^2/sec.

The Normal Gross Weight of the Airplane in pounds lb.

The fuel capacity of the Airplane in gallons (gal) of fuel e.g kerosene or Jet-A1

The Power-plant / Engine Hourse Power hp value (lb-thrust) (hr)

The Specific Fuel Consumption Value in (lb of fuel) / (lb of thrust) * h

The Parasite Drag Coefficient of the Airplane Cd,0 value.

The Value of the Oswald Efficiency Factor, e.

The Value of the Propeller Efficiency

And the Assumed Velocity in feet /sec.

 

Performing the calculation,

  • The Rate of Climb R/C of Jet Powered Aircraft is computed in ft/min by using the formula,

  • Rate of Climb for Single Engine Propeller Airplane  R/C = Pa-Pr/W

  • Furthermore, the Rate of Climb at given velocity is also computed.

  • A table is also generated showing different Rate of Climb values in ft/min against different values of velocity.

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