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Wp-5 external flows—wing

Billard, F and Davidson, T and Babinsky, H and Placek, R and Miller, M and Ruchała, P and Stryczniewicz, W and Kwiatkowski, T and Stalewski, W and Sznajder, J and Kuprianowicz, S and Bernardini, M and Pirozzoli, S and Barakos, G and Zografakis, G and Tartinville, B and Hirsch, C and Szubert, D and Braza, M and Asproulias, I and Simiriotis, N and Tô, JB and Hoarau, Y (2021) Wp-5 external flows—wing. In: Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 347-512.

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Study of transition location effect (from natural transition to fully turbulent) on separation size, shock structure and unsteadiness was the focus of this WP. Boundary layer tripping (by wire or roughness) and flow control devices (VG) were used for boundary layer transition induction. Although this type of flow field had been studied widely in the past, there remains considerable uncertainty on the effects of transition on transonic aerofoil performance. In particular it is not known how close to the shock location transition has to occur to avoid detrimental effects associated with laminar shock-induced separation. Furthermore, it was unclear how best to provoke transition on an airfoil featuring significant laminar flow and how close to the shock this needs to be performed. Finally, current CFD methods are particularly challenged by such transitional flows. In this work package some of the findings from the basic research performed in other WPs was applied. Specialized large-scale transonic wind tunnels running cost is very high therefore using such facilities is not appropriate for upstream research programs such as TFAST. Therefore we have used existing wind tunnels within our consortium. One of these is a transonic test section at UCAM where laminar and transitional profiles were studied previously at Reynolds numbers up to 2 million (based on chord length). This wind tunnel allowed basic investigations of the transition location effects on a shock induced separation and unsteadiness for a relatively large number of parameters. A larger wind tunnel at Institute of Aviation in Warsaw was used, which enabled the investigation of a much larger aspect ratio profile. In this facility it was possible to measure a whole force polar up to and including the buffet boundary. The research was carried out for the natural b/l transition location as well as different methods of tripping.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Div A > Fluid Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2020 22:35
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 09:12
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-47461-4_6