Visualization of the three dimensional flow behind oscillating foils

Karl D. von Ellenrieder, Kamalludien P. Parker, Julio Soria

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Dye flow visualization is utilized to qualitatively study the structure of the flow behind a finite span, pitching and heaving, airfoil. The flow is investigated for different combinations of Strouhal number, pitch amplitude and values of the phase angle between pitching and heaving. The evolution and interaction of vortex structures, which form behind the airfoil, are examined in detail for one period of the pitching/heaving motion.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Event40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2002 - Reno, NV, United States of America
Duration: 14 Jan 200217 Jan 2002


Conference40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityReno, NV

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