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Experimental investigation of the vortical activity in the close wake of a simplified military transport aircraft

Bury, Yannick and Jardin, Thierry and Klöckner, Andreas Experimental investigation of the vortical activity in the close wake of a simplified military transport aircraft. (2013) Experiments in Fluids, vol. 54. ISSN 0723-4864

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00348-013-1524-4

Abstract

This paper focuses on the experimental characterization of the vortex structures that develop in the aft fuselage region and in the wake of a simplified geometry of a military transport aircraft. It comes within the framework of the military applications of airflow influence on airdrop operations. This work relies on particle image velocimetry measurements combined with a vortex-tracking approach. Complex vortex dynamics is revealed, in terms of vortex positions, intensities, sizes, shapes and fluctuation levels, for both closed and opened cargo-door and ramp airdrop configurations.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.springerlink.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Advances in Experimental in Fluids website: http://www.springer.com/materials/mechanics/journal/348
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Yannick Bury
Deposited On:24 May 2013 14:02

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