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Experimental validation of numerical decambering approach for flow past a rectangular wing
Aritras Roy, R Vinoth Kumar,
Published in SAGE Publications Ltd
Volume: 234
Issue: 9
Pages: 1564 - 1582
Experimental investigation on two rectangular wings with NACA0012 and NACA4415 profiles is performed at different Reynolds numbers to understand their aerodynamic behaviours at a high α regime. In-house developed numerical code VLM3D is validated using this experimental result in predicting the aerodynamic characteristics of a rectangular wing with cambered and symmetrical wing profile. The sectional coefficient of lift ((Formula presented.)) obtained from the numerical approach is used to study the variation in spanwise lift distribution. The lift and moment characteristics obtained from wind tunnel experiments are plotted, and change in the maximum coefficient of lift ((Formula presented.)) and stall angle (αstall) are studied for both of the wing sections. A significant addition to the novelty of the present experiments is to provide some comparison of the numerical induced drag coefficient, (Formula presented.) with experimentally fitted model coefficients using least square technique. A novel method is used to examine the aerodynamic hysteresis at high angles of attack. The area included in the lift- Re curve loop is a measure of aerodynamic efficiency, and its variation with angle of attack and wing plan forms is studied. © IMechE 2020.
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JournalData powered by TypesetProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
PublisherData powered by TypesetSAGE Publications Ltd
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