Accession Number : ADA515473


Title :   Integration of CFD and Experimental Results at VKI in Low-Speed Aerodynamic Design


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : VON KARMAN INST FOR FLUID DYNAMICS RHODE-SAINT-GENESE (BELGIUM)


Personal Author(s) : Planquart, Philippe


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a515473.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : Three examples of recent investigations combining CFD analysis and wind tunnel tests at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI) are presented to illustrate the integration process between experimental tests and numerical results. For each project, the requirements and the methodology were different but the final goal was to obtain an optimized aerodynamic design. The first project presented is dealing with a fluid-structure interaction problem. The second project concerns the aerodynamic design of a new Belgian polar base station for Antarctica and the last project concerns the design of an ultra-streamlined land vehicle for the next Solar World Challenge.


Descriptors :   *WIND TUNNEL TESTS , *AERODYNAMICS , *COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS , BELGIUM , GROUND VEHICLES , GROUND STATIONS , VALIDATION , SYMPOSIA


Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE