A Parametric Analysis of Vortex Patterns Visualized Over Airfoils in Accelerating Flow
Complex vertical patterns form over the surface of an airfoil in an accelerating flow started from rest. A parametric analysis of the development of the vortex patterns was conducted, using flow visualization data. We focused on the dependence of the vortex development on angle of attack and on Reynolds number. This analysis helps understanding of complex unsteady flows and it may serve as a reference for numerical models and for computer simulation
F. Finaish et al., "A Parametric Analysis of Vortex Patterns Visualized Over Airfoils in Accelerating Flow," Experiments in Fluids, Springer Verlag, Jan 1987.
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