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Robust airfoil design with respect to boundary layer transition

Zhao, L and Dawes, WN and Parks, G and Jarrett, JP and Yang, S (2009) Robust airfoil design with respect to boundary layer transition. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

In order to disign an airfoil of which maximum lift coefficient (CL max) is not sensitive to location of forced top boundary layer transition. Taking maximizing mean value of CL max and minimizing standard deviation as biobjective, leading edge radius, manximum thickness and its location, maximum camber and its location as deterministic design variables, location of forced top boundary layer transition as stochastic variable, XFOIL as deterministic CFD solver, non-intrusive polynomial chaos as substitute of Monte Carlo method, we completed a robust airfoil design problem. Results demonstrate performance of initial airfoil is enhanced through reducing standard deviation of CL max. Besides, we also know maximum thickness has the most dominating effect on mean value of CL max, location of maximum thickness has the most dominating effect on standard deviation of CL max, maximum camber has a little effect on both mean value and standard deviation, and maximum camber is the only element of which increase can lead increase of mean value and standard deviation at the same time. Copyright © 2009 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Turbomachinery
Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:08
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 19:05
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