Moving Surface Boundary Layer Technique For NACA 0012 Airfoil At Ultra-Low Reynolds Number
Y. Joshi1, A. Kumar2, A. Roy3, A. B. Harichandan4
1Y. Joshia*, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujrat, India.
2Ankit Kumarb, Department of Aerospace Engineering, KIIT (DU), Bhubaneswar, India.
3A. Royc, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.
4Atal Bihari Harichandan*, Department of Aerospace Engineering, KIIT (DU), Bhubaneswar, India.
Manuscript received on November 14, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 25 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 3788-3795 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B6299129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B6299.129219
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Abstract: Application of moving surface boundary layer control technique has been confined to relatively high Reynolds numbers. The present paper reports a numerical study of application of the above flow technique in the ultra-low Reynolds number range. A two dimensional incompressible unstructured grid based Navier Stokes solver has been used for conducting the numerical studies. Moving surface has been applied at three different portions on the airfoil surface, firstly, in the form of a rotating leading edge portion of the airfoil, secondly, a continuous moving surface from leading edge of airfoil to 57% of the chord along the leeward surface of the airfoil and thirdly a continuous moving surface from leading edge to 97% of the chord along the leeward surface of the airfoil. All the moving surface configurations show improvement of aerodynamic performance of the airfoil through enhancement of lift and decrement of drag as compared to a fixed surface one.
Keywords: Moving Surface Airfoil, Boundary Layer Control, Lift Enhancement, Drag Reduction, Aerodynamic Performance Enhancement, Ultra-low Reynolds Number
Scope of the Article: Aerospace Engineering