Laminar Flow Control - Viscous Simulation,
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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Laminar flow control offers the possibility of major reductions in aircraft drag. This lecture provides the theoretical background for the possible stabilizations of the laminar boundary layer due to shaping, suction and cooling. It comments also on the effects of vehicle and environmental factors on the implementation of that technology. Viscous simulation is the name given to the technology of adjusting boundary-layer conditions on a wind tunnel model so that results can be reliably extrapolated to flight conditions. This lecture discusses the need for an underlying simulation boundary-layer controlstrips for implementation, and finally the process of scaling wind-tunnel results to flight conditions.