Accession Number : ADA513598
Title : Jet-Like Flow and Thrust From a Flexible Flapping Foil in Stationary Fluid
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INDIAN INST OF SCIENCE BANGALORE (INDIA)
Personal Author(s) : Arakeri, Jaywant H ; Shinde, Sachin Y
Report Date : 29 Dec 2009
Pagination or Media Count : 19
Abstract : Many lifting and propulsive surfaces in Nature are structurally flexible. How important is this flexibility on the lift and thrust forces generated and on the efficiency is an important and open question. The objective of the present work is to study some aspects of the unsteady flow associated with flapping flexible foils. The present research aims to experimentally study the effect of chordwise flexibility on the flow past a flexible flapping foil.
Descriptors : *FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES , *UNSTEADY FLOW , WAKE , AERODYNAMICS , AIRFOILS , INDIA , FLAPS(CONTROL SURFACES)
Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE