Magnus effects at high angles of attack and critical Reynolds numbersThe Magnus force and moment experienced by a yawed, spinning cylinder were studied experimentally in low speed and subsonic flows at high angles of attack and critical Reynolds numbers. Flow-field visualization aided in describing a flow model that divides the Magnus phenomenon into a subcritical region, where reverse Magnus loads are experienced, and a supercritical region where these loads are not encountered. The roles of the spin rate, angle of attack, and crossflow Reynolds number in determining the boundaries of the subcritical region and the variations of the Magnus loads were studied.
Seginer, A. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA; Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)
Ringel, M. (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel)