Title

A Parametric Analysis of Vortex Patterns Visualized Over Airfoils in Accelerating Flow

Abstract

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

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1987 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.


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