Download PDF by Wei Shyy, Yongsheng Lian, Jian Tang, Dragos Viieru, Hao Liu: 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 neighborhood, prompted through curiosity in micro air cars (MAVs), has been expanding swiftly. the first concentration of this ebook is the aerodynamics linked to fastened and flapping wings. The e-book examine 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 decreased frequency is highlighted. many of the unsteady raise enhancement mechanisms also are addressed, together with modern vortex, speedy pitch-up and rotational stream, wake catch, and clap-and-fling.

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With this method the induced power can be calculated as a function of the forward velocity, from the total energy increment divided by the stroke period. Depending on the forward velocity, different methods are required for estimating the power components in Eq. 30). If the forward velocity is high, the unsteady effects are small and quasi-steady assumptions can give good approximations. For slow forward velocities the vortex theory is more accurate, especially when one is estimating the induced power.

At a fixed AoA, four flow regimes can be identified as the Reynolds number varies. 4, at Re = 106 , on the upper surface there exists a short LSB, which affects the velocity distribution only locally. , Re = 4 × 104 , the short bubble bursts to form a long bubble. The peak velocity is substantially lower than that of the inviscid flow. , Re = 2 × 104 , the velocity peak and circulation decrease further, reducing the pressure gradient after the suction peak. 4. Streamwise velocity profiles over the upper surface of an SD7003 airfoil with varying Reynolds numbers, at a fixed AoA of 4◦ .

It is also noted that different sections of wing function differently in force generation. We can better understand this concept by introducing the relative flow velocity Ur , defined in vector notation as, Ur = U + U f + wi . 2) Here, U is the forward velocity of the flyer, Uf is the flapping velocity, and wi is the downwash (induced) velocity. The relative velocity determines the aerodynamic forces on the wing. For fast forward flight the downwash velocity is small and can be largely neglected.

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