Accession Number : ADP002257

Title :   Computational Vortex Flow Aerodynamics,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AEROSPACE LAB AMSTERDAM (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Hoeijmakers,H. W. M.

Report Date : JUL 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A review is presented of computational methods for the determination of the characteristics of vortical type flows occurring in aircraft aerodynamics The review covers primarily computational methods for computing the downstream development of vortex wakes and methods for computing the characteristics of configurations with leading-edge and strake vortices. The various computational methods in use at present are discussed in some detail. The possibilities and limitations of the methods are indicated and results of different methods are compared and discussed. Prospects for improving existing computational methods and promising new developments are identified. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Vortices, *Aerodynamics, Transport aircraft, Leading edges, Computations, Flow separation, Wake, Aspect ratio, Netherlands, Finite difference theory

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE