Flow field characteristics of translating and revolving flexible wings

Mahdi Yazdanpanah, Hooman Amiri Hazaveh, Mustafa Perçin, Remco van de Meerendonk, Bas van Oudheusden

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This study explores the effects of rotational mechanisms on the characteristics of the leading edge vortex (LEV) by comparing translating and revolving flexible wings that are started from rest. Tomographic particle image velocimetry (tomographic-PIV) technique was employed to acquire three-dimensional flow fields for the revolving wings, while planar flow fields for the case of translating wings were acquired via 2D2C-PIV measurements. The comparison of flow fields between the two motion kinematics reveals similar behavior of the vortical structures yet the LEV circulation in the translating wings has higher values. The LEV centroid in the revolving cases stays above the leading edge, while in the translating wings, it always remains at a lower position. The effect of high flexibility results in the retention of LEV closer to the wing surface for both cases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th Ankara International Aerospace Conference
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event10th Ankara International Aerospace Conference - Ankara, Turkey
Duration: 18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019
Conference number: 10


Conference10th Ankara International Aerospace Conference
Abbreviated titleAIAC 2019


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