Effect of Various Parameters on the Flapping Motion of an Aerofoil

Sharanappa, Sajjan V and Siva Kumar , K (2013) Effect of Various Parameters on the Flapping Motion of an Aerofoil. Frontiers in aerospace Engineering, 2 (2). pp. 129-135. ISSN 2325-6796

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Unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) computations are presented for the flow past a flapping NACA 0012 aerofoil to study the effect of various motion parameters on the propulsive efficiency and thrust coefficient. The RANS solver used to obtain the time- accurate solutions is based on an implicit dual time stepping scheme with finite volume nodal point spatial discretization. The algebraic eddy viscosity model due to Baldwin and Lomax is used for the turbulence closure. The motion parameters considered are reduced frequency, amplitude of the pitch and plunge motions and phase shift between them. The computed results compare well with the available data in the literature.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
ENGINEERING > Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Mr. Sharanappa V. Sajjan
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 08:44
Last Modified: 30 May 2013 08:44
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/11711

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