Title

Biologically Inspired Wing Leading Edge for Enhanced Wind Turbine and Aircraft Performance

Abstract

Computational fluid dynamics simulations of tubercled leading edge wings are analyzed to determine the underlying mechanisms that may lead to potential performance improvements of wind turbines and aircraft. Reasons for performance improvements suggested in previous studies can probably be attributed to the formation of a complex vortex structure on the tubercled wings. A local trailing vortex cancelation mechanism is proposed to explain performance improvements of finite wings

Meeting Name

6th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2011 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), All rights reserved.

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