Accession Number : ADA085809


Title :   Dynamic Stall on Advanced Airfoil Sections,


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY LABS MOFFETT FIELD CA


Personal Author(s) : McCroskey,W J ; McAlister,K W ; Carr,L W ; Pucci,S L ; Lambert,O


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a085809.pdf


Report Date : May 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : The dynamic stall characteristics of eight airfoils have been investigated in sinusoidal pitch oscillations over a wide range of two-dimensional unsteady flow conditions. The results provide a unique comparison of the effects of section geometry in a simulated rotor environment. Important differences between the various airfoils were observed, particularly when the stall regimes were penetrated only slightly. Under these circumstances, the profiles that stall gradually from the trailing edge appear to offer an advantage. However, all of the airfoils tended increasingly toward leading-edge stall when both the severity of dynamic stall and the free-stream Mach number increased. In all cases, the parameters of the unsteady motion appear to be more important than airfoil geometry for configurations that are appropriate for helicopter rotors. (Author)


Descriptors :   *STALLING , PITCH(MOTION) , AERODYNAMIC STABILITY , DYNAMIC RESPONSE , ANGLE OF ATTACK , HELICOPTER ROTORS , AIRFOILS , AERODYNAMIC LOADING , LEADING EDGES , TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW , OSCILLATION , FREE STREAM , TRANSONIC FLOW


Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE