Vortical flows on the lee surface of delta wings

Narayan, KY and Seshadri, SN (1988) Vortical flows on the lee surface of delta wings. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Abstract

    In the more than three decades of research on the lee surface flow of delta wings, starting from the identification of a single pair of counter-rotating vortices springing from the leading edges, multiple vortices (secondary, tertiary), quot;squashedquot; vortices, vortices embedded in boundary layers, shock waves on the wing, on underneath and in between the vortices, shock wave boundary layer Interaction, shock-induced separation, vortex bursting, asymmetric flow behaviour and so on have been progressively quot;discoveredquot;. In a gross sense, the geometric and free stream conditions under which each of these flow phenomenon occurs are reasonably well understood. However, the physical mechanisms underlying some of the flow phenomena remain far from clear. Significant progress has been made in recent times in the computation of the complex three dimensional flows of delta wings; however, solutions for even the simplest flow type (flow with a pair of leading edge vortices) tax the resources of the largest available computer. Solutions for the more complex flow types including multiple separations, shocks, etc., appear to be realisable only in the distant future.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Vortical flows;Lee surface flows;Delta wings
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Aerodynamics, Aerodynamics
    Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
    Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:50
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/2708

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