An Investigation of Airfoil Dynamic Stall with Large Amplitude Motions.
Final rept. Jun 76-Jun 83,
FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO
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The results of an experimental investigation of airfoil dynamic stall involving large amplitude pitching motions are described. The discussion is focused on constant pitch rate motion histories. Measurements of unsteady surface pressure distributions for both NACA 0012 and NACA 64 sub 1 A01213 profiles have been employed to infer the onset and evolution of an energetic leading edge separation vortex over a wide range of flow and motion conditions. These data have also been integrated to provide estimates of the time histories of the lift, pressure drag and moment coefficients. The effectiveness of the various motions for achieving lift enhancement has been determined through the introduction of a dimensionless impulse parameter which accounts for both the magnitude and duration of the additional lift increment during the post-stall period. Author
- Fluid Mechanics