Cover Story : Effect of Chordwise Struts and Misaligned Flow on the Aerodynamic Performance of a Leading-Edge Inflatable Wing

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Period21 Mar 2022

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Media coverage

  • TitleCover Story : Effect of Chordwise Struts and Misaligned Flow on the Aerodynamic Performance of a Leading-Edge Inflatable Wing
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEnergies, Volume 15, Issue 4 (February-2 2022)
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date21/03/22
    DescriptionCover Story (view full-size image): The image shows a leading-edge inflatable (LEI) kite wing typically used for airborne wind energy applications. It is composed of a pressurized tubular frame to structurally support a single skin membrane canopy. Here, we present the results of Reynolds-Averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) simulations for flow past the wing. The image shows a contour plot of the pressure coefficient on the wing surface and streamlines around the tip regions colored by the transverse velocity component for a Reynolds number of 3 million and an angle of attack of 12 degrees
    Producer/Authorredactie
    URLhttps://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/4
    PersonsA.C. Viré, G.H.M. Lebesque, M.A.M. Folkersma, R. Schmehl

Keywords

  • airborne wind energy
  • leading-edge inflatable wing
  • RANS
  • side-slip flow
  • struts
  • aerodynamic performance