Accession Number : ADA299313

Title :   Aerodynamic Flow Vectoring of Wakes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jul 92-15 Jul 94,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Redekopp, Larry G.

PDF Url : ADA299313

Report Date : 08 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The concepts of flow vectoring have long been established through the use of mechanical moving surfaces such as ailerons, elevators, flaps, etc. to redirect the local flow on an aircraft in order to obtain high-lift control and thrust-vectoring. Only recently has aerodynamic flow vectoring been investigated whereby the flow may be redirected without any movable surfaces. The present study has addressed the open loop control of a wake by means of trailing edge suction to enhance, or introduce any asymmetry of the mean flow of the wake to produce aerodynamic flow vectoring.

Descriptors :   *AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, *WAKE, *VECTOR ANALYSIS, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, CONTROL, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, AIRCRAFT, MOTION, SURFACES, ASYMMETRY, MOBILE, FLAPS(CONTROL SURFACES), FLOW, HIGH LIFT, MEAN, SUCTION, AERODYNAMICS, AILERONS, TRAILING EDGES.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE