Wind Tunnel Testing of Novel Wing Configurations for Design and Customisation in an Industry 4.0 Environment

Yang, J., Chen, Y., Kontis, K. and Li, Y. (2017) Wind Tunnel Testing of Novel Wing Configurations for Design and Customisation in an Industry 4.0 Environment. In: 10th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA2016), Chengdu, China, 15-17 Dec 2016, pp. 92-97. ISBN 9781509032983 (doi:10.1109/SKIMA.2016.7916203)

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Abstract

Industry 4.0 calls for validated simulations for rapid customization and through-life designs. Wind tunnel experiments are widely used in validating flow-field simulations for aircraft design and manufacture. In this paper, we develop testing for simulating the NACA0015 model wings in various shapes and Angles of Attacks (AoA) through an anatomy wind tunnel. Particle traces are recorded during the tests and then analyzed with PIVlab and Tecplot for validating streamlines and vorticity distributions. The experimental results show that the wing shape with a relatively large angle of sweepback and an AoA ranging from +10to +15deg possess good aerodynamic behaviors for an aircraft. We discuss future prospects of aircraft simulations in an Industry 4.0 context.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Wind Tunnel, wing, Angle of Attack, streamline, vorticity, flow separation, laminar, turbulent, leading-edge vortex, Industry 4.0
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kontis, Professor Konstantinos and Li, Professor Yun
Authors: Yang, J., Chen, Y., Kontis, K., and Li, Y.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
ISBN:9781509032983
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IEEE
First Published:First published in 10th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA2016): 92-97
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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