Numerical Investigation of Flow past a Wavy Airfoil

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The effect of the wavy surface on the aerodynamic characteristics of an airfoil is studied using the large eddy simulations. A more gentle lift characteristic is obtained during stall. For angles of attack less than the baseline stall angle of a NACA0012 airfoil, a lift coefficient reduction was observed for the wavy airfoils, while the lift coefficient increases up to 23% greater than that of a NACA0012 airfoil when the angle of attack is larger than the baseline stall angle of the NACA0012 airfoil.

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Edited by:

Wu Fan

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4269-4275

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.110-116.4269

Citation:

K. Lam et al., "Numerical Investigation of Flow past a Wavy Airfoil", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 4269-4275, 2012

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October 2011

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