Control of Wing Vortices

I Gursul, E Vardaki, P Margaris, Z Wang

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Vortex control concepts employed for slender, nonslender and high aspect ratio wings were reviewed. For slender delta wings, control of vortex breakdown has been the most important objective, which is achieved by modifications to swirl level and pressure gradient. Delay of vortex breakdown with the use of control surfaces, blowing, suction, high-frequency and low-frequency excitation, and feedback control was reviewed. For nonslender delta wings, flow reattachment is the most important aspect for flow control methods. For high aspect ratio wings, vortex control concepts are diverse, ranging from drag reduction to attenuation of wake hazard and noise, which can be achieved by modifications to the vortex location, strength, and structure, and generation of multiple vortices.
Translated title of the contributionControl of Wing Vortices
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNotes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multisciplinary Design: Active Flow Control
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages137 - 151
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540714385
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Bibliographical note

Other identifier: 10.1007/978-3-540-71439-2-9
Other: ISSN: 16122909


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