An investigation into wing in ground effect aerofoil geometry

Moore, N., Wilson, P.A. and Peters, A.J. (2002) An investigation into wing in ground effect aerofoil geometry. In, RTO-MP-095. RTO SCI Symposium on Challenges in Dynamics, System Identification, Control and Handling Qualities for Land, Air, Sea and Space Vehicles Paris, France, NATO RTO, 11-[20pp].


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This paper details experimental results from wind tunnel studies of a DHMTU 12-35.3-10.2-
80.12 and NACA 0012 section operating in ground effect. It was found that the drag of the
DHMTU 12-35.3-10.2-80.12 increased with decreasing altitude, contrary to expectations and
superior lift performance to the NACA 0012 baseline section was generated. The DHMTU
possesses superior L/D at low angles of attack when in ground effect. These experimental studies
have illustrated the unique aerodynamic characteristics of the DHMTU 12-35.3-10.2-80.12 and
indicated areas for further optimisation of the design of ground effect airfoils.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 51083
Date Deposited: 12 May 2008
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 09:49
Publisher: NATO RTO

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