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Computational fluid dynamics simulation and wind tunnel testing on microlight model

Ishak, Iskandar Shah (2006) Computational fluid dynamics simulation and wind tunnel testing on microlight model. In: 1st Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology, 3-5 July 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper aims to highlight the wind tunnel testing techniques and the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) studies on a scaled-down microlight model for its aerodynamic characteristics. The wind tunnel testing is conducted at a grace of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia – Open Loop Subsonic Tunnel facility with variations of angle of attack and flaps deflection angle. Wind tunnel corrections, such as ‘blockage’ effects, are considered during data reduction process in order to have results that will be almost precisely the same as in actual flight. In additional, the CFD simulation will be carried out using the software Fluent 6.1 on the model. Comparison of these two methods later depicts that the result obtained from the wind tunnel testing is agreeable with the result simulated by the CFD.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Wind tunnel testing; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Microlight
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:164
Deposited By: Mrs. Junaidah Abdullah
Deposited On:15 Feb 2007 02:33
Last Modified:18 Apr 2012 10:32

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