Tip Vortices of Wings in Subsonic and Transonic Flow: A Numerical Simulation.
NATIONAL AERONUATICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MOFFETT FIELD CA AMES RESEARCH CENTER
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Thin layer Navier Stokes and Euler equations are numerically solved using a multiblock zonal approach to simulate the formation and roll up of tip vortices of wings in subsonic and transonic flows. Several wing planforms have been considered to examine the influence of tip cap shape, planform geometry and free stream Mach number on the formation process. A good definition of the formation and qualitative roll up of tip vortices has been achieved.
- Fluid Mechanics