Propeller slipstream interference with wing aerodynamic characteristics of mars airplane at low reynolds number

Fumiyasu Makino, Hiroki Nagai

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Abstract

This study is an investigation of the propeller slipstream interference with wing aerodynamic characteristics at low Reynolds numbers. Wind tunnel testing was performed using a wing model of the NACA0012 airfoil and a two-blade propeller. The propeller was mounted in a tractor configuration. The Reynolds number was set at 4.0 × 104 based on the wing chord. Aerodynamic characteristics were measured using a three-component force balance for various propeller rotation speeds. The flow field on the wing surface was visualized by using Temperature-Sensitive Paint. This flow visualization technique is based on the difference between the heat transfer coefficients in laminar and turbulent flows. The results show that the propeller slipstream prevents flow separation. A laminar separation bubble is not formed, and therefore, the lift coefficient changes linearly and the drag coefficient is reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624102561
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014 - National Harbor, MD, United States
Duration: 2014 Jan 132014 Jan 17

Publication series

Name52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014

Other

Other52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014
CountryUnited States
CityNational Harbor, MD
Period14/1/1314/1/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Makino, F., & Nagai, H. (2014). Propeller slipstream interference with wing aerodynamic characteristics of mars airplane at low reynolds number. In 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014 (52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc..