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NACA 0015 wing pressure and trailing vortex measurementsA NACA 0015 semispan wing was placed in a low-speed wind tunnel, and measurements were made of the pressure on the upper and lower surface of the wing and of velocity across the vortex trailing downstream from the tip of the wing. Pressure data were obtained for both 2-D and 3-D configurations. These data feature a detailed comparison between wing tips with square and round lateral edges. A two-component laser velocimeter was used to measure velocity profiles across the vortex at numerous stations behind the wing and for various combinations of conditions. These conditions include three aspect ratios, three chord lengths, a square- and a round lateral-tip, presence or absence of a boundary-layer trip, and three image plane positions located opposite the wing tip. Both pressure and velocity measurements were made for the angles of attack 4 deg less than or equal to alpha less than or equal to 12 deg and for Reynolds numbers 1 x 10(exp 6) less than or equal to Re less than or equal to 3 x 10(exp 6).
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Publication (TP)
Mcalister, K. W. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Takahashi, R. K. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1991
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.60:3151
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-61-51
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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