March 29, 2018

New PDF release: Aerodynamics of Low Reynolds Number Flyers

By Wei Shyy, Yongsheng Lian, Jian Tang, Dragos Viieru, Hao Liu

ISBN-10: 0521882788

ISBN-13: 9780521882781

Low Reynolds quantity aerodynamics is critical to a couple of typical and man-made flyers. Birds, bats, and bugs were of curiosity to biologists for years, and lively research within the aerospace engineering group, encouraged through curiosity in micro air cars (MAVs), has been expanding speedily. the first concentration of this e-book is the aerodynamics linked to mounted and flapping wings. The booklet ponder either organic flyers and MAVs, together with a precis of the scaling laws-which relate the aerodynamics and flight features to a flyer's sizing at the foundation of straightforward geometric and dynamics analyses, structural flexibility, laminar-turbulent transition, airfoil shapes, and unsteady flapping wing aerodynamics. The interaction among flapping kinematics and key dimensionless parameters corresponding to the Reynolds quantity, Strouhal quantity, and diminished frequency is highlighted. some of the unsteady raise enhancement mechanisms also are addressed, together with modern vortex, speedy pitch-up and rotational movement, wake seize, and clap-and-fling.

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L. T. o. B. L. T. 1. Low-speed aerodynamic tests reported by Brown for two airfoils (Brown, 1939). 7 cm and the free-stream velocity was 94 cm/sec. et al. 74 × 105 . Selig et al. , 1996a). In the following text, we discuss the various aerodynamics characteristics and fluid physics for Re between 100 and 106 . Our main interest is on issues related to a Reynolds number of 105 or lower. 2 illustrates the aerodynamic performances and shapes of several representative airfoils under a steady-state free stream.

Representative figures from Brown’s experiments (Brown, 1939) are included here for us to gain a historical perspective. Many papers have been published to improve our understanding, experimental database, and airfoil design guidance in the lower Reynolds number regime. For example, valuable insight has been offered by Liebeck (1992), Selig et al. (1995, 1996a, 1996b), and Hsiao et al. (1989). o. B. L. T. o. B. L. T. 1. Low-speed aerodynamic tests reported by Brown for two airfoils (Brown, 1939).

5. Lift-to-drag polars of the Eppler E374 at different chord Reynolds numbers: (a) lift-to-drag polars at different Reynolds numbers; (b) pressure coefficient distributions at different AoAs for Re = 60,100. Data are computed with XFOIL (Drela, 1989); (c) E374 airfoil. 3. 82◦ ), the separated flow quickly experiences transition; however, with a massive separation, the turbulent diffusion can no longer make the flow reattach, and the drag increases substantially with little changes in lift. 1 Laminar Separation and Transition to Turbulence 14:44 35 The previously described zigzag pattern of the lift–drag polar is a noticeable feature of low Reynolds number aerodynamics.

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