Numerical Analysis of Protrusion Effect over an Airfoil at Reynolds Number -105
Aslesha Bodavula1, Ugur Guven2, Rajesh Yadav3
1Aslesha Bodavula, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India.
2Ugur GUVEN, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India.
3Rajesh Yadav, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India.
Manuscript received on 15 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 2583-2588 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B2809078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B2809.078219
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Abstract: Need of micro aerial vehicles and Unmanned Air Vehicles is increasing due to military, defense and civilian requirements. These vehicles fly at very small Reynolds numbers and have to move in confined spaces with a bare minimum speed, to achieve high lift coefficient is the main concern. The main focus of this research paper is to carry out the computational analysis and study the unsteady flow over NACA0012 airfoil with right angle triangular protrusion at the Reynolds number 105. The location of the protrusion is 0.05c, with three different heights of protrusion 0.005c, 0.01c, and 0.02c, normal to the surface of the airfoil. Geometric modeling and grid generation are created using the ICEM CFD software and numerical analysis carried out using CFD Software at various angle of attacks ranging from 00 to 160 with 20 intervals. Numerical validation has done and compared. The results obtained from the research work is recommend that for smaller protrusions the lift and drag coefficients are unaffected in the low angle of attacks while the lift characteristic is significantly improved at the higher angle of attacks.
Index Terms: Low Reynolds Number, NACA 0012, Vortex Shedding, MAVs, UAVs, Wind Energy.
Scope of the Article: Numerical Modelling of Structures