Theoretical Modelling of Three-Dimensional Vortex Flows in Aerodynamics.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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A unified account is presented of the various inviscid models used to represent three-dimensional vortex flows in aerodynamics essentially those relying on vortex sheets and line-vortices. Recent developments in extending the scope, accuracy, and stability of the models are described. An evaluation of their relative strengths and weaknesses suggests that the different models all have continuing roles to play. It is claimed that vortex modelling has come of age, in the sense that we can now learn about the real world from the behaviour of models, after decades of trying to make the models conform with reality.
- Fluid Mechanics