Numerical simulation of low aspect ratio fixed wings for MAV applications

Subrahmanya, MB and Kulkarni, DS and Rajani, BN Numerical simulation of low aspect ratio fixed wings for MAV applications. In: 8th Asian Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 10-14 January, 2010, Hong Kong.

[img] PDF

Download (468kB)


Turbulent flow past low aspect ratio (AR) thin wing with two different planform shapes viz., rectangular and inverse Zimmerman has been carried out at a Reynolds number (Re)=2.4´105 to analyze their aerodynamic characteristics using the Unsteady Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (URANS) equations coupled to k-e turbulence model. In the present work the aerodynamic characteristics of thin wings with different planforms are studied and the three dimensional effects which are prominent in low AR are also discussed by comparing with 2D simulations carried out for the root section of the wing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mulitiblock finite volume solver;Low Re flow;k-e turbulence model;Inverse Zimmerman planform;Low aspect ratio wing
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 04:33
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2013 04:33

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item