Flow controls for tilt rotor
Flow separation occurs whenever a change in a fluid's velocity is too big for the fluid to adhere to the solid surface. The EU-funded AFC4TR project will investigate active flow control using zero net mass flux (ZNMF) devices for the next generation tilt rotor using unsteady CFD. The study will help optimise the locations and parameters of the ZNMF device in order to achieve the best aerodynamic results. ZNMF devices can be used to control flow separation and vortical flows in order to increase aerodynamic efficiency. This in turn will help reduce fuel consumption as well as CO2 and NOx emissions.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeCS2-RIA - Research and Innovation action
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