Three-dimensional measurements of vortex breakdown

D. E. Calderon, Z. Wang, I. Gursul*, D. E. Calderon

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Abstract

Leading-edge vortex formation and breakdown have been measured over a periodically plunging non-slender delta wing at a high angle of attack, using a three-dimensional particle-tracking method. A very rare type of vortex breakdown in the form of a double helix has been captured in the phase-averaged flow at a specific phase of the oscillation cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-299
Number of pages7
JournalExperiments in Fluids
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • DELTA-WINGS
  • PARTICLE TRACKING
  • STABILITY
  • FLOWS

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Calderon, D. E., Wang, Z., Gursul, I., & Calderon, D. E. (2012). Three-dimensional measurements of vortex breakdown. Experiments in Fluids, 53(1), 293-299. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00348-012-1317-1