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Half model testing for canard of a hybrid buoyant aircraft

UlHaque, Anwar and Asrar, Waqar and Omar, Ashraf Ali and Sulaeman, Erwin and Syed Mohamed Ali, Jaffar (2015) Half model testing for canard of a hybrid buoyant aircraft. International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering, 9 (10). pp. 1544-1547.

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Abstract

Due to the interference effects, the intrinsic aerodynamic parameters obtained from the individual component testing are always fundamentally different than those obtained for complete model testing. Consideration and limitation for such testing need to be taken into account in any design work related to the component buildup method. In this paper, the scaled model of a straight rectangular canard of a hybrid buoyant aircraft is tested at 50 m/s in IIUM-LSWT (Low Speed Wind Tunnel). Model and its attachment with the balance are kept rigid to have results free from the aeroelastic distortion. Based on the velocity profile of the test section’s floor; the height of the model is kept equal to the corresponding boundary layer displacement. Balance measurements provide valuable but limited information of overall aerodynamic behavior of the model. Zero lift coefficient is obtained at -2.2o and the corresponding drag coefficient was found to be less than that at zero angle of attack. As a part of the validation of low fidelity tool, plot of lift coefficient plot was verified by the experimental data and except the value of zero lift coefficients, the overall trend has under predicted the lift coefficient. Based on this comparative study, a correction factor of 1.36 is proposed for lift curve slope obtained from the panel method.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4277/46474
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wind tunnel testing, boundary
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL500 Aeronautics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Erwin Sulaeman
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2015 09:14
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 16:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46474

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