High-Reynolds-number flow past many blades in extreme ground effect

Kirby, S. P. and Purvis, R. (2013) High-Reynolds-number flow past many blades in extreme ground effect. Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 66 (2). pp. 165-184. ISSN 0033-5614

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High speed flow past many aligned, sequential aerofoils is considered, particularly concentrating on the regime where the gaps between the blades and the ground are small, using theory and computation. The flows considered are two-dimensional and laminar with a focus on the physical flow mechanisms for high-Reynolds-number flows. In particular: viscous–inviscid interaction that determines much of the flow between each blade and the ground, strong upstream influence, abrupt pressure jumps at each leading edge, and significant downstream influence and slip-streaming effects. Calculations are presented for the pressures and shear stresses, the lift, the frictional drag and the velocity profiles. The asymptotic limits of small and large clearance are considered. Numerical results suggest a near periodic many-blade limit emerges once enough blades are passed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Fluid and Solid Mechanics
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Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 14:59
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 14:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/41030
DOI: 10.1093/qjmam/hbs024

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