Experimental studies on a rudimentary four-wheel landing gear. AIAA 2011-354

Venkatakrishnan, L and Karthikeyan, N and Mejia, K (2011) Experimental studies on a rudimentary four-wheel landing gear. AIAA 2011-354. In: 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 4-7 January, 2011, Orlando, Florida.

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Experiments were carried out on a rudimentary four-wheel landing gear arrangement to understand the flow physics of this configuration. Measurements carried out included oil flow visualization, steady and unsteady surface pressures and steady loads at a Reynolds number based on wheel diameter of 1 x 106. The surface visualization demonstrated the significantly asymmetric behavior of the flow on both the front and back wheel. The data show that the truck and strut are dominant contributors to the total drag. The data presented here, provides a comprehensive picture of the surface flow features both quantitatively and qualitatively of a rudimentary landing gear and will be supplemented by off-body flow measurements in subsequent phases.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Copyright to this article belongs to M/s. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerospace exposition;Rudimentary landing gear;Off-body flow measurements
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 09:46
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2014 09:46
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/11936

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