Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations were conducted on a known low aspect ratio wing design as well as four variant designs incorporating Coanda effect circulation control (CC) for lift generation. The U.S. Navy’s Kestrel code was employed to explore the relation of slot height and lip thickness to maximize lift augmentation. Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes calculations were performed at a Reynolds number of 2.1 million over wing configurations with a 1 ft span and chord with top slot flow blowing coefficients of 0, 0.005, 0.05, 0.1, and 0.15 over the angles of attack of 0°, 4°, 8°, 14°, and 18°. The computational results were compared to experimental measurements of slot unblown and blown configurations. General findings include higher lift augmentation ratios of modified designs with similar lip thickness and larger slot gap. Greater lift coefficients were found with larger lip thicknesses and smaller slot heights.
|Commitee:||Jiang, Minyee, Rahai, Hamid|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Fluid mechanics, Computational physics, Aerospace engineering|
|Keywords:||Circulation control, Coanda effect, Fluid mechanics|
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