Aerotrain is a new type vehicle under development by us, which applies a wing-in-ground effect. It has vertical side wings at the tips of main wings arranged in tandem to regulate automatically its lateral position in a guide way by the wing-in-ground effect between the side wing and the side wall. This study is performed to improve the performance of Aerotrain by controlling side-wing/wing interaction. Attaching a fillet in the sharp corner of the side-wing/wing combination model, we can considerably improve the aerodynamic characteristics of the model.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Oct|
- Ground Effect
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering