Download alleviation for the XV-15: Computations and experiments of flows around the wing

P. Kjellgren, A. Hassan, J. Sivasubramanian, L. Cullen, D. Cerchie, I. Wygnanski

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Abstract

Active flow control (AFC) studies are currently in progress at The University of Arizona utilizing both computational and experimental efforts aimed at optimizing the parameters affecting pressure drag. The wind tunnel tests and numerical models use existing tiltrotor airfoils as the test articles. Zero mass-flux oscillatory blowing through slots at various locations on the airfoil achieves significant reduction in download. Experimental data as well as numerical simulations using large eddy simulation (LES), Spalart-Allmaras turbulence model (FLUENT, CFL3D), and k-epsilon turbulence models are presented. In search of a higher performing design, a Kruger flap with an additional forcing slot was also analyzed. Moreover, the LES method was also used together with the numerical design optimization module of ANSYS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2002 Biennial International Powered Lift Conference and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624101090
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 Biennial International Powered Lift Conference and Exhibit 2002 - Williamsburg, VA, United States
Duration: 5 Nov 20027 Nov 2002

Publication series

Name2002 Biennial International Powered Lift Conference and Exhibit

Conference

Conference2002 Biennial International Powered Lift Conference and Exhibit 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWilliamsburg, VA
Period5/11/027/11/02

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