An investigation of three-dimensional effects on the performance of tubercles at low Reynolds numbers

K. L. Hansen, R. M. Kelso, B. B. Dally

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Force measurement results from this study have revealed that the degree of performance enhancement possible for an airfoil with tubercles is not significantly influenced by three-dimensional effects at Reynolds number, Re = 120,000. Therefore, based on the present results and the available literature, it is postulated that the effectiveness of tubercles as a passive flow control mechanism is more dependent on the Reynolds number than on three-dimensional effects.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2010
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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