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 Wing Area (Level 2) Activity If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for these problems. Open the slide called Wing Area (with text) and read the explanation of why design engineers calculate the area of wing planforms (planform is the total surface of the wing surface from above).   USE INTEGRATION TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS. YOU MAY FIND IT HELPFUL TO ROTATE SOME SHAPES.  What is the area of the Wright Brother's rectangular planform? area = _______________   What is the area of the F-18 (Blue Angels) trapezoidal planform? area = _______________   What is the area of the Concorde triangular planform? (Note: These are not the actual dimensions.) area = _______________   What is the area of the Space Shuttle's compound planform? (Note: These are not the actual dimensions.) area = _______________   What is the area of the Boeing 747 trapezoidal planform? (Note: The coordinates of the vertices are given in the diagram. These are not the actual dimensions. Hint: Rotate the figure 90o or integrate along the y-axis with the equations of the lines solved for x as a function of y.) area = _______________   Design your own wing below including its dimensions.    What is the area of your airplane's planform?   Explain why you designed your planform the way you did.

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