Numerical and experimental wind tunnel and flight testing of active flow control for modified NACA 643-618 airfoil

James V. Dianics, Duncan M. Ohno, Stefan D. Fuggmann, Jonas Lay, Daniel Heim, Hermann F. Fasel

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The previously developed modified NACA 64a-618 wing glove airfoil implemented on a one-fifth scaled Aeromot 200S Super Ximango motor glider was further investigated towards development of closed-loop active flow control. 2D numerical studies were completed at Re = 300,000 with α = 15° and Re = 64,200 with α = 8.64° with open-loop parameter studies and two closed-loop control schemes for further comparison with experimental results. Before flight-testing the wing glove with the tapered wing section and active flow control system was tested in a closed-return low-speed wind tunnel. Flight experiments were completed with a modified autopilot system to measure angle of attack while wall-pressure and active flow control state were recorded. Analysis and comparison of numerical and experimental results of open-and closed-loop active flow control with zero net mass flux and pulsed blowing actuators are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103438
StatePublished - 2015
Event53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2015Jan 9 2015

Publication series

Name53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Other53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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