Colloquium Jasper van Gorcum (FPP)

21 april 2017 | 12:30 - 17:00
plaats: Collegezaal D, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Kluyverweg 1, Delft.
door Department of Communication

Ready for take-off: Scaled Flight Testing

Thesis Abstract: This study has investigated the effect of scaling an aircraft, on the aerodynamic properties of a wing. As expected, the scaling of the wing proved to change the aerodynamic properties and thus the similarity was no longer present. The scaled wing exhibited a thicker wake, with a larger associated velocity loss. Airfoil shape optimization can lead to better similarity, however, it is not sufficient.

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