A practical application of an unsteady formulation of the Kutta-Joukowski theorem

Julia A. Cole, Mark David Maughmer, Götz Bramesfeld, Michael P. Kinzel

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Abstract

In this paper, a practical application of the unsteady Kutta-Joukowski theorem to a higher-order potential flow method is developed and discussed. The formulation of the unsteady version of the Kutta-Joukowski theorem is compared with a pressure integration on a flat plate in order to assess the origins of the non-circulatory term. The approach is verified through comparison with classical unsteady thin-airfoil solutions for the lift response to a sharp-edged gust a sinusoidal gust. Finally, the approach is used to predict the unsteady lift response of a propeller-wing system and the results are compared with a fully unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication35th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2017
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105012
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event35th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2017Jun 9 2017

Other

Other35th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/5/176/9/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Cole, J. A., Maughmer, M. D., Bramesfeld, G., & Kinzel, M. P. (2017). A practical application of an unsteady formulation of the Kutta-Joukowski theorem. In 35th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2017 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.