|Low Re Aerodynamics of Airccraft including Applications in Emerging UAV Technolocy (RTO-AVT-VKI)|
|The course will focus on low Reynolds number, viscous flows with particular emphasis on applications related to miniaturized unmanned air vehicles.|
|Date:||November 24, 2003 - November 28, 2003|
|Location:||von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode-St-Genese, Belgium|
|Organizer:||von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics|
|Type of Event:||Course, International|
The objective of this Lecture Series, sponsored by the NATO Research and Technology organization (RTO) Advanced Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel is provide a comprehensive set of presentations by leading experts on the subject of low Reynolds number viscous flows with application to Miniaturized Unmanned Air Vehicles.
After a general introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), with examples of research activities, the course will first deal with fixed wing UAV, then with flapping wing Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV).
Design of airfoils for operation at low Reynolds number will be discussed, taking into account presence and control of Laminar Separation Bubbles, as well as laminar-turbulent transition mechanisms, both from the phenomenological as well as modelling stand-points. Examples of experimental investigations and of numerical predictions will be given. The aerodynamics of flapping wings will then be discussed, for application to MAV, which invariably use some type of moving or flapping surfaces to generated appropriate lift, where one has to deal with complex unsteady flows, including unsteady laminar separation bubbles. Different approaches to modelling of insect-like flapping wings will be described, and examples of application given.
The Director of this RTO/AVT-VKI Lecture Series is Dr. M. Khalid of The National Research Council (Ottawa, Canada). The local coordinator is Professor M. Carbonaro of the von Karman Institute.
|Event record first posted on September 16, 2003, last modified on April 5, 2004|