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Numerical morphing of a rectangular wing to prevent flow separation
Published in American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.
The surface of a rectangular wing is morphed numerically at high angles of attack such that it still operates at the reduced coefficient of lift at which the baseline wing operates but while the flow is separated on the baseline wing, it remains attached on the morphed wing. The aerodynamic characteristics of the baseline wing are obtained experimentally and that of the morphed wing is obtained numerically. The morphed surface at high angles of attack is obtained using a novel ‘decambering’ technique, which accounts for the deviation of the coefficients of lift and pitching moment from that predicted by the potential flow. Two wings with different airfoil sections, N ACA0012 and N ACA4415 are tested and compared at high α. Numerical morphing of wing surface for design coefficient of lift (CL ) (in terms of percentage increment) is presented at angles of attack 50 and 150 . This concept of design CL of a morphing wing is one of the possible solutions to fly at different flight conditions with corresponding targets and maneuvering requirements. A significant addition to the present numerical approach is to provide some comparison of the flow separation behavior with CFD at the root section of both the wing sections. The effects of morphed surfaces on drag penalty, coefficient of lift and post-stall angles of attack are studied and compared in terms of aerodynamic performance. © 2020, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. All rights reserved.
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