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Numerical Investigations of Vortical Flow on Swept Wings with Round Leading Edges

Schütte, Andreas (2017) Numerical Investigations of Vortical Flow on Swept Wings with Round Leading Edges. Journal of Aircraft, 54 (2), pp. 572-601. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). doi: 10.2514/1.C034057. ISSN 0021-8669.

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The present work is investigating the vortex-dominated flow physics as well as the aerodynamic behavior of swept wing configurations with round leading edges. The research is based on numerical simulations using the computational fluid dynamics method DLR TAU. The target configurations are swept wings of constant aspect ratio, variable leading-edge contours, and leading-edge sweep angles. The work deals with the onset of the vortical flow at the leading edge for constant and variable leading-edge nose radii, the influence of the angle of attack, the leading-edge sweep, and the onflow Mach number. Furthermore, the aerodynamic behavior is analyzed and assessed, as well as the specific flow physics in the vicinity of the vortical flow separation at round leading edges. The objective of the present work is to provide a contribution for the design and assessment of the physical characteristics of swept wing configurations. Furthermore, sensitivities will be given for the design process. In addition, the current investigation provides a deeper understanding of the separation onset process and the flow physics of swept wing configurations with round leading edges.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107271/
Document Type:Article
Title:Numerical Investigations of Vortical Flow on Swept Wings with Round Leading Edges
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:1 March 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Aircraft
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 572-601
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Keywords:CFD, Vortical Flow, Swept Wings, Wing Design, Round leading edges
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Military Technologies (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Transport Aircraft
Deposited By: Schütte, Andreas
Deposited On:02 Nov 2016 14:20
Last Modified:31 Oct 2023 07:18

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