A PRACTICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF TURBULATOR GEOMETRY ON TRIPPING EFFECTIVENESS FOR A WORTMANN FX-63-137 AIRFOIL
AbstractAn experiment was conducted to determine the relative tripping effectiveness of different turbulator-tape geometries. Oil-flow photographic data were obtained for a Wortmann FX-63-137 airfoil wing section using a special ground-test rig mounted atop an automobile. Meaningful flow-visualization data was obtained for several turbulator geometries with this practical method. Very little differences were observed between the Z-pattern turbulator
geometries for the test conditions achieved.
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