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Computational Investigation of the Upsweep Flow Field for a Simplified C-130 Shape

Bergeron, Keith and Cassez, Jean-François and Bury, Yannick Computational Investigation of the Upsweep Flow Field for a Simplified C-130 Shape. (2009) In: 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 05-08 Jan 2009, Orlando, USA .

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Delayed Detached-Eddy Simulation (DDES) has been applied to various configurations of a simplified C-130 wind tunnel model. This research represents a continuation of work to determine the flow-field characteristics of the C-130 Hercules aircraft as part of the NATO supported Airflow Influence on Airdrop (AIA) project. The models include both closed and open cargo door configurations, and both the simulations and experiments use the same Computer-aided design (CAD) geometries. A combined grid-resolution and time-step sensitivity study was performed for each geometry and serves to ensure the numerical simulations are accurate for the separated flows. Excellent agreement is found between experiments and DDES simulations for vortex location, strength and orientation, and the DDES results are shown to compare more favorably than previous Detached-Eddy Simulation (DES) results for these configurations.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:The summary page is available at http://www.proceedings.com/05455.html
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > United States Air Force Academy - USAFA (USA)
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Deposited On:02 Oct 2012 08:42

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