Accession Number:

AD0274578

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF VORTEX MOVEMENTS ABOUT WING IN INTERMEDIATE AND HIGH SUBSONIC FLOW UNDERGOING A LARGE ANGLE-OF-ATTACK CHANGE IN A BLAST-INDUCED GUST

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1962-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Measurements were made of the vortex movements about an airfoil undergoing a blast of sufficient strengt to exceed momentarily the stall angle by a large amount. This report extends the previously reported low-speed data to the intermediateAND HIGH SUBSONIC VELOCITIE . A heated shockdriven tunnel was used to provide a high subsonic, steady, free jet of short duration to simulate the model flight. Small high-explosive charges were used to produce scaled blast waves. Generally, the trailing-edge vortices travel at the fluid stream velocities, whereas leading-edge vortices travel at lower speeds. Comparison of a modified Rott theory and vortex data produced by the blast wave alone shows less agreement at the higher velocities than the low-speed data previ usly reported. The results indicate that the identity of the leading-edge vortex is lost in the presence of the supercritical flow over the wing model. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE