Computational Analysis of Different Shapes of Dimple on Wing
Dimple is a slight indentation in a surface. Dimples create turbulence by creating vortices which delays the boundary layer separation resulting in decrease of drag, increasing aerodynamic efficiency, manoeuvrability and also the angle of stall. The present work focused on the understanding of the effect of dimples on boundary layer separation, lift, drag, critical angle of attack, aerodynamic efficiency of wings. The airfoils without any dimples and with circular dimples as inward and outward on are studied. Types of dimples considered in 3D studies are circular and octagon dimple then computational analysis is done using ANSYS FLUENT CFD software, applying subsonic flow, in three dimensional co-ordinate system. The results are compared with a straight wing without dimples. Then suggestions and conclusions are made.
T.S. Mahesh Babu et al., "Computational Analysis of Different Shapes of Dimple on Wing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 766-767, pp. 1061-1069, 2015