RT - Journal Article
T1 - Enhancement of the Accuracy of Experimental Drag Coefficient Calculation of an Airfoil by Including the Turbulence Velocity Terms in the Wake Region
JF - mdrsjrns
YR - 2020
JO - mdrsjrns
VO - 20
IS - 8
UR - http://mme.modares.ac.ir/article-15-35184-en.html
SP - 2101
EP - 2112
K1 - Wind Turbine
K1 - Wake Region
K1 - Drag Coefficient
K1 - Reynolds Number
K1 - Pressure Rake
K1 - Turbulence Velocity Terms
AB - In the present study, the instantaneous velocity profile behind an airfoil at two different Reynolds numbers has been measured experimentally. Data are used to study the wake profile and the corresponding drag coefficient force of the airfoil in different conditions. In the conventional and common methods for calculation of the drag force coefficient through the velocity measurement behind an airfoil, turbulence velocity terms of the momentum equation are ignored. However at moderate to high angles of attack where the flow becomes turbulent and separation occurs, the nature of the flow becomes three dimensional and disregarding the components of the fluctuation of velocity (in three dimensions) in calculation of the drag coefficient of airfoil may result in erroneous information. In the present study, in order to increase the accuracy of the experimental drag coefficient of the airfoil for moderate to high angles of attack, turbulence velocity terms in experimental drag coefficient calculation are considered and this causes an acceptable compatibility between experimental and numerical results whereas for low angles of attack, disregarding the effects of turbulence velocity terms in experimental drag coefficient calculation will improve the accuracy of the experimental drag coefficient and a desired compatibility between experimental and numerical data will be established.
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