Dissertation (M.S.)--University of Toledo, 2007 / Typescript. "Submitted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering." Bibliography: leaves 223-237.
Stanley, Daniel C.,
Thesis (M.S. in Aerospace Engineering) -- University of Dayton. / Title from PDF t.p. (viewed 10/06/09). Advisor: Aaron Altman. Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-142).
Wilks, Brett Landon, Burkhalter, Johnny Evans,
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Thesis(M.S.)--Auburn University, 2005. / Abstract. Vita. Includes bibliographic references.
Findlay, David Bruce
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Leedy, David Humbert
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited / A low speed wind tunnel investigation was conducted to examine the aerodynamic characteristics of the flowfield around a three percent scale YF-17 lightweight fighter prototype model at high angles of attack using flow visualization and force and moment measurements. Smoke filaments, injected into the wind tunnel test section, were illuminated by a laser sheet to highlight flow phenomena about the model. Force and moment measurements were made using a precision six-component strain gage balance. The investigation marked the first attempt at qualitative flow analysis using the laser sheet flow visualization system recently installed in the Naval Postgraduate School low speed wind tunnel facility. The investigation was undertaken to specifically identify flow phenomena and/or regions of interest that may have bearing on the design and performance of supermaneuverable aircraft. The data indicate a good correlation between the observed flow phenomena and force and moment measurements at various angles of attack, thus establishing the credibility of such experimental investigations for high angle of attack aerodynamic research. / http://archive.org/details/experimentalinve00leed / Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
Thesis (M.S.) -- Mississippi State University. Department of Aerospace Engineering. / Title from title screen. Includes bibliographical references.
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Purpose - The paper presents a theoretical framework that describes the aerodynamics of a falling maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) seed. --- Methodology - A semi-empirical method is developed that provides a ratio stating how much longer a seed falls in air compared to freefall. The generated lift is calculated by evaluating the integral of two-dimensional airfoil elements using a preliminary falling speed. This allows for the calculation of the definitive falling speed using Blade Element Momentum Theory (BEMT); hereafter, the fall duration in air and in freefall are obtained. Furthermore, the input-variables of the calculation of lift are transformed to require only the length and width of the maple seed. Lastly, the method is applied to two calculation examples as a means of validation. --- Findings - The two example calculations gave percentual errors of 5.5% and 3.7% for the falling speed when compared to measured values. The averaged result is that a maple seed falls 9.9 times longer in air when released from 20 m; however, this result is highly dependent on geometrical parameters which can be accounted for using the constructed method. --- Research limitations - Firstly, the coefficient of lift is unknown for the shape of a maple seed. Secondly, the approximated transient state is yet to be verified by measurement. --- Originality / Value - The added value of this report lies in the reduction of simplifications compared to BEMT approaches. In this way a large amount of accuracy is achieved due to the inclusion of many geometrical parameters, even though simplicity is maintained. This has been accomplished through constructing a simple three-step method that is fundamental and essentially non-iterative.
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