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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. 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.

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Published date: September 2002
Venue - Dates: RTO SCI Symposium on Challenges in Dynamics, System Identification, Control and Handling Qualities for Land, Air, Sea and Space Vehicles, 2002-05-13 - 2002-05-15
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 51083
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ORCID for P.A. Wilson: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 12 May 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:49

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Author: N. Moore
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Author: A.J. Peters

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