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Experimental investigation of wing tip vortex

Elsayed, Omer Ali and Asrar, Waqar and Omar, Ashraf Ali and Kwon, Kijung and Jung, Hyejin (2009) Experimental investigation of wing tip vortex. In: 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2009, 5-8 January 2009, Orlando, Florida.

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Abstract

Particle image velocimetery was used in a low-speed wind tunnel to investigate and characterize wing tip vortex structures. A rectangular wing of a SWIM model was used as a vortex generator in two different configurations, (i) plain wing and (ii) flapped wing with trailing edge flap extended at 20 degrees. Vortex flow quantities and their dependence on angle of attack at a chord base Reynolds Number of 32.8x103 and 43.8x103 were evaluated. Assessment of measured data reveals that the peak values of tangential velocities, vortex strength and vorticities are directly proportional to the angle of attack. The vortex core radius value grows slowly as the angle of attack is increased. Both plain and flapped configurations showed similar trends. The peak tangential velocities and circulation distribution doubled when the flapped configuration was used instead of the plain wing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4277/6029
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL500 Aeronautics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Waqar Asrar
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2011 14:08
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2012 11:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6029

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