Unsteady Surface Pressure and Near-Wake Hotwire Measurements of a Circulation Control Airfoil.
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The large lift coefficient changes attainable with Circulation Control Airfoils through small changes in boundary layer blowing suggest rotary wing cyclic control can be obtained through modulation of the blowing. Static pressure distributions were obtained to assess the unsteady behavior of a Circulation Control Rotor in a two-dimensional flow. A constant-radius hotwire wake traversing mechanism was constructed to augment the pressure data and to study the flow phenomena occurring in the region of Coanda jet separation. Through correlation of turbulence intensity data with pressure data, it was discovered that the point of Coanda jet separation could be located using the hotwire. The objective of these tests was accordingly expanded to include correlation of the location of separation with flow parameter variation.
- Fluid Mechanics