Experimental Research on Transition and Flow Separation of Laminar Airfoil
Experimental research on transition and flow separation of laminar airfoil and the influence of transition and flow separation on the performance of laminar airfoil are carried through. The experimental device and instruments used in the research are introduced. It is shown from the experimental results that at certain scope of attack angle, flow transition shifts from 50%c to 30%c on the upper surface of airfoil model along with 1 degree increase of airfoil attack angle; For flow speed of 35m/s and 50m/s with attack angle from 4 degree to 8 degree, flow separation position don’t vary but only separation scope increase; For flow speed of 15m/s laminar flow separation on the upper surface of airfoil take place at attack angle of 4 degree, flow become attaching at attack angle of 6 degree and turbulent flow separation take place at attack angle of 8 degree.
Riza Esa and Yanwen Wu
Y. Q. Jiao et al., "Experimental Research on Transition and Flow Separation of Laminar Airfoil", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 301-303, pp. 937-942, 2011