Separation Control for a Transonic Convex Corner Flow Using Ramp-Type Vortex Generators

Kao Chun Su, Kung Ming Chung, Sergey Isaev

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A flap can be used to control wing camber and as a high-lift device. A convex corner is a simplified model of the upper surface of a flap. At transonic speeds, shock-induced boundary layer separation (SIBLS) occurs at greater freestream Mach numbers and deflection angles. This results in energy losses and a reduction in aerodynamic performance. This study installs ramp-type vortex generators (VGs) upstream of a convex corner, and the effect of the height of the VG on SIBLS is determined. As the height of the VG increases, the magnitude of the mean surface pressure upstream of the corner increases and downstream expansion decreases, which results in a reduction in lift. A reduction in peak surface pressure fluctuations, the separation length, and the frequency of shock oscillation is also determined. For flow control and lift enhancement, micro-VGs are more effective.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4048490
JournalInternational Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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