# Browse by Subject "Aerodynamics"

• (2013-05-24)
This dissertation documents the research endeavor conducted by the author in the field of aerodynamic flow control. The objectives were to develop flow control actuators, investigate their mechanism, and study their ...

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• (2012-12)
This thesis presents wind tunnel results of wings of low-to-moderate aspect ratio (2$\leq$\AR$\leq$5) tested at low Reynolds numbers (40,000 to 160,000). All models tested had a chord length of 3~in and a wingspan of 7 to ...

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• (2012-05-22)
Multielement airfoil configurations have shown promise in improving the aerodynamic and structural characteristics of the inboard section of megawatt-scale wind turbine blades by increasing the lift coefficients and ...

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• (2014-01-16)
An experimental investigation evaluating the effects of flow control on the near-wake downstream of a blunt-based axisymmetric body in supersonic flow has been conducted. To better understand and control the physical ...

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• (2015-01-21)
The study of aircraft icing is critical to ensure the safety of any aircraft that might experience icing conditions in flight, including general, commercial, and military aviation. The certification of modern commercial ...

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• (2012-05-22)
This thesis presents results of a study to investigate the drag reduction properties of riblet film on airfoils specifically designed for wind turbine applications. The S809 and DU 96-W-180 airfoils were tested with four ...

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• (2012-05-22)
Experimental results for high-lift multielement airfoils for application to megawatt-scale wind turbines are presented in this thesis. Two different airfoil configurations tested were designed for the inboard section of a ...

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• (2010-05-19)
An experimental investigation of the sensitivity of flap hinge moment to airfoil surface contamination was conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Aerodynamics Research Lab. Tests were conducted on two ...

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• (2012-05-22)
Aerodynamic characteristics of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) is not well addressed in aeronautics literature, and more experimental data are required to help better understand the behavior of fixed-wing MAVs. In the current ...

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• (2015-12-11)
High angle-of-attack flight testing was performed using the UIUC Subscale Sukhoi, which is a 35% scale, 2.6 m (102 in) wingspan Sukhoi 29S electric model aircraft that was developed at the University of Illinois at ...

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• (2011-08-25)
This study investigated the feasibility of reducing control surface input power with the use of a tab-assisted flap. Wind tunnel tests were conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on a NACA ...

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• (2012-05-22)
The aerodynamic performance of wind turbine airfoils with leading edge erosion was investigated in this research. The tests were conducted on DU 96-W-180 wind turbine airfoil at three Reynolds numbers between 1 and 1.85 ...

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• (2014-01-16)
Accurate representation of ice accretions is important to the study and understanding of aircraft icing. For research and certification purposes, replicas of ice accretions generated from icing wind tunnels are fabricated ...

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