There aren’t many books devoted to high lift systems, but a number of conferences has
treated this topic quite well. Here are some of them.
- Hoerner SF. Fluid Dynamic Lift, Hoerner Fluid Dynamics, 1965
- AGARD. High-Lift System Aerodynamics, AGARD Conference Proceedings CP-515, Banff, Oct. 1993
Review: A conference proceedings reporting the state-of-the-art in CFD
(structured and unstructured methods, viscous-inviscid interaction),
experiments (wake flows) and design of high-lift systems. There are also case interesting studies
(most Fokker airplanes, Grumman X-29, Boeing YC-14, ATR-42). Recommended reading
- Smith AMO. Aerodynamics of High-Lift Aircraft System, in AGARD CP 102, 1972.
Review: Theoretical work on high-lift systems. Among other things, it explains
clearly how the leading edge slat works and what are the theoretical limits for
unpowered lift. Recommended reading.
- Gratzer KB. Analysis of Transport Applications for High-Lift Schemes.
AGARD LS-43, 1971.