DES for UCAV weapon bay flow

Lawson, S.J. and Barakos, G.N. (2010) DES for UCAV weapon bay flow. In: Peng, S.-H., Doerffer, P. and Haase, W. (eds.) Progress in Hybrid RANS-LES Modelling. Series: Notes on numerical fluid mechanics and multidisciplinary design (111). Springer, pp. 123-135. ISBN 9783642141676 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-14168-3_10)

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This paper demonstrates the Detached–Eddy Simulation approach for the computation of flows around uninhabited combat air vehicles. This new family of aircraft may feature weapon bays to enhance stealth characteristics and improve aerodynamic performance. However, during operation with the bay open, a highly energetic flow-field develops that can dramatically change the aerodynamics of the aircraft. For this reason detailed CFD analyses are needed to provide insight in the change of loads encountered when weapon bays are exposed. In contrast to previous studies where idealised, isolated cavities are used as model problems, a realistic aircraft geometry is used in this work.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:Papers Contributed to the 3rd Symposium on Hybrid RANS-LES Methods, Gdansk, Poland, June 2009.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George
Authors: Lawson, S.J., and Barakos, G.N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity

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