The Viscous Transonic Flow over Two-Element Airfoil Systems.
Interim rept. 1 Jan-30 Sep 77,
GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE N Y RESEARCH DEPT
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A numerical procedure has been developed to compute the transonic viscous-inviscid interacting flow field about airfoils with leading edge slats or trailing edge flaps. The inviscid theory utilizes conformal mappings in a full potential flow formulation, with analytic removal of singularities and a mixed flow relaxation procedure. The turbulent boundary layer is computed with methods based on a turbulent kinetic energy formulation and is coupled to the inviscid flow using surface source flow boundary conditions. Semiempirical methods are used to compute local strong interaction regions occurring in the vicinity of shock waves, trailing edges, and to account for flow separation. Our results are in good agreement with existing wind tunnel data for several typical two-element airfoil configurations. Author
- Fluid Mechanics