The effectiveness of passive flow-control devices in eliminating high surface rms pressure fluctuations at the junction of several idealized wing/body junction flows was studied. Wall-pressure fluctuation measurements were made using microphones along the line of symmetry at the wing/body junction of six different wing shapes. The wings were mounted on the wind tunnel floor at a zero degree angle-of-attack. The six wing shapes tested were: a 3:2 semi-elliptical-nosed NACA 0020 tailed generic body shape (Rood wing), a parallel center-body model, a tear-drop model, a Sandia 1850 model, and NACA 0015 and NACA 0012 airfoil shapes. Eight different fence configurations were tested with the Rood wing. The two double-fence configurations were found to be the most effective in reducing the pressure fluctuations. Two of the single fence types were nearly as effective and were simpler to manufacture and test. For this reason one of these single fence types was selected for testing with all of the other wing models. The best fence flow-control devices were found to reduce rms wall-pressure fluctuations by at least 61% relative to the baseline cases.
Influence of Passive Flow-Control Devices on the Pressure Fluctuations at Wing-Body Junction Flows
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Ölçmen, S. M., and Simpson, R. L. (February 23, 2007). "Influence of Passive Flow-Control Devices on the Pressure Fluctuations at Wing-Body Junction Flows." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. August 2007; 129(8): 1030–1037. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2746917
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