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Mechanisms in wing-in-ground effect aerodynamics

Mechanisms in wing-in-ground effect aerodynamics
Mechanisms in wing-in-ground effect aerodynamics
An aircraft in low-level flight experiences a large increase in lift and a marked reduction in drag, compared with flight at altitude. This phenomenon is termed the 'wing-in-ground' effect. In these circumstances a region of high pressure is created beneath the aerofoil, and a pressure difference is set up between its upper and lower surfaces. A pressure difference is not permitted at the trailing edge and therefore a mechanism must exist, which allows the pressures above and below to adjust themselves to produce a continuous pressure field in the wake. It is the study of this mechanism and its role in the aerodynamics of low-level flight that forms the basis of our investigation
Jones, M.A.
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Jones, M.A.
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Jones, M.A. (2000) Mechanisms in wing-in-ground effect aerodynamics. University College London, Mathematics, Doctoral Thesis.

Record type: Thesis (Doctoral)

Abstract

An aircraft in low-level flight experiences a large increase in lift and a marked reduction in drag, compared with flight at altitude. This phenomenon is termed the 'wing-in-ground' effect. In these circumstances a region of high pressure is created beneath the aerofoil, and a pressure difference is set up between its upper and lower surfaces. A pressure difference is not permitted at the trailing edge and therefore a mechanism must exist, which allows the pressures above and below to adjust themselves to produce a continuous pressure field in the wake. It is the study of this mechanism and its role in the aerodynamics of low-level flight that forms the basis of our investigation

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Published date: 2000
Organisations: Applied Mathematics

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Local EPrints ID: 29401
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29401
PURE UUID: 5e709a3a-f87a-4c3e-a7c6-d51bece0b109

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Date deposited: 09 May 2006
Last modified: 11 Dec 2021 15:13

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Author: M.A. Jones

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