Wind tunnel and free-flight testing of active flow control for modified NACA 643-618 airfoil

James V. Dianics, Michael A. Balthazar, Andreas Gross, Hermann F Fasel

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Abstract

A wing glove for active flow control free-fiight experiments using a one-fifth dynamically scaled Aeromot 200S Super Ximango motor glider was developed. The wing glove has a modified NACA 643-618 airfoil and is instrumented with off-the-shelf pressure transducers and amplitude-modulated synthetic jet actuators. Before the flight-testing was commenced the wing glove and the instrumentation were tested in two open return low-speed wind tunnels. Due to the low-aspect ratio of the glove, particular attention was paid to the two-dimensionality of the flow field over the wing glove. Several flight experiments were carried out and free-flight data with and without actuation were recorded. Unexpected challenges that were encountered during the flight-testing are discussed and an analysis of the wall pressure data in the frequency domain is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event31st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2013Jun 27 2013

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Other31st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/24/136/27/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Dianics, J. V., Balthazar, M. A., Gross, A., & Fasel, H. F. (2013). Wind tunnel and free-flight testing of active flow control for modified NACA 643-618 airfoil. Paper presented at 31st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, San Diego, CA, United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2013-2516