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Aerospikes on Transonic Wings

Rein, Martin and Rosemann, Henning and Schülein, Erich (2005) Aerospikes on Transonic Wings. [Other]

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Abstract

During flights at high velocities, locally, a supersonic flow regime is formed above wings. The supersonic flow is terminated by a shock wave. This happens especially under off-design flight conditions and results in a wave drag. In addition, the shock-boundary layer interaction can cause a separation of the boundary layer and can thus lead to further losses and, eventually, to buffeting. These phenomena limit the maximum economic cruise speed of airplanes. The negative effect of the transonic flow regime can be mitigated by controlling the shock terminating the supersonic region above the wing. Normally, this is achieved by means of passive ventilation (perforated plates, slots, grooves), active suction, contour bumps or by adaptive walls. These approaches have in common that measures for controlling the shock are applied directly at the surface of the wing. However, a control of the shock wave is also possible by external devices placed above the surface of the wing in the supersonic flow regime. The latter concept is related to the one of aerospikes on blunt bodies. In a preliminary test series the effectiveness of a variety of different spike-shaped bodies placed above a transonic wing was tested in the DNW-TWG, Göttingen. In addition to pressure measurements a colour schlieren system was set up for providing information about the influence of spikes on the flow field.

Document Type:Other
Title:Aerospikes on Transonic Wings
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Rein, MartinUNSPECIFIED
Rosemann, HenningUNSPECIFIED
Schülein, ErichUNSPECIFIED
Date:2005
Journal or Publication Title:Annual Report 2004, DNW
Refereed publication:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 25-26
Status:Published
Keywords:wave drag, passive flow control
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Flight Physics
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > High Speed Configurations
Deposited By: Karin Schmidt-Schüpferling
Deposited On:24 Jan 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 04:55

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