Experimental Investigation of Viscous Flow Normal to NACA 0012 Airfoil at low Reynolds Numbers

Gunaydınoglu, Erkan
Kurtuluş, Dilek Funda
The low Reynolds number aerodynamics at high angle of attack is crucial for the design of unmanned aerial vehicles and wind turbine blades. The current study aims to enhance the insight on the near wake of airfoils normal to free stream. The near wake structure on a NACA 0012 airfoil normal to free-stream is measured with particle image velocimetry in the range of Reynolds number 7000 to 20000. The velocity and vorticity fields of the wake structures are studied and further analysis with Proper Orthogonal Decomposition is employed. The flow-fields are found to be Reynolds number independent.
International Symposium on Sustainable Aviation 2018, 9 - 11 Temmuz 2018


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Citation Formats
E. Gunaydınoglu and D. F. Kurtuluş, “Experimental Investigation of Viscous Flow Normal to NACA 0012 Airfoil at low Reynolds Numbers,” Rome, İtalya, 2018, p. 39, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/81086.