An experimental investigation of an airfoil with a spoiler and flap was carried out. Results of these studies are presented. The coefficient of lift was seen to decline sharply in the range of spoiler angles ranging from 0 to 15 deg, due to the early separation that the spoiler introduces on the airfoil. Experiments with wing-flap combinations for flap angles ranging from 0 to 45 deg showed that there is an optimum wing-flap gap for a wing-flap configuration. A considerable increase in the intensities of turbulences were seen at higher flap angles that should contribute to the sharp increase in the drag at the higher flap angles. A wake frequency spectrum for varying angles of attack has been made and is presented.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aerospace Engineering