Vortex formation in unsteady flow over NACA 4412 and NACA 4424 airfoils

Hadi, Muhammad Irfan and Nazri, Mohd. and Abdullah, Aslam (2020) Vortex formation in unsteady flow over NACA 4412 and NACA 4424 airfoils. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 15 (1). pp. 27-33. ISSN 1819-6608

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Over the years, the effects of vortex formation on the aerodynamic performance of airfoils have served as motivation for many research studies. This study takes into account NACA 4412 and NACA 4424 which are cambered airfoils. The simulations performed involve low Reynolds number air flow over the airfoils at several angles of attack. Main attention is given on the separation bubble and vortex shedding phenomena, and the effects of vortex formation on airfoils’ aerodynamic performance as represented by lift and drag coefficients. Apparently, the vortex-influenced velocity curl shows alternating vortex formation along the airfoils’ surfaces and at down streams. Also, the angles of attack influence such formation by developing specific separation bubbles with contrasting fixed points, in particular those along the airfoils’ surfaces.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: vortex shedding; separation bubble.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL500-777 Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Depositing User: Miss Afiqah Faiqah Mohd Hafiz
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2022 02:31
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2022 02:31
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4977

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