Reference for calculating the lift distribution

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berridos

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Hi there
I am reading the excellent book "Tailess Airplanes" (in german) and in order to calculate the local lift distribtion they recommend
Aerodynamik des Flugzeuges by Hermann Schlichting, Erich A. Truckenbrodt
My goal is to make the calculations iteratively in excel.
Is that reference recomendable or are there other better textbooks on this matter (please a cook book as i dont want to write a thesis)
 

proppastie

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"The Glider" by Frati has the simple wing area method (sightly less accurate but more conservative)
 

proppastie

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without a clear definition of every term in the equation it is absolute gibberish.
 
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