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Experimental Investigation of a Handley Page Triple Slotted Aerofoil

Corlho, L., Placidi, M., Atkin, C.J. & Sun, Z. (2016). Experimental Investigation of a Handley Page Triple Slotted Aerofoil. Paper presented at the 2016 Applied Aerodynamics Conference: Evolution & Innovation Continues - The Next 150 Years of Concepts, Design and Operations, 19-21 July 2016, Bristol, UK.


A triple slotted aerofoil following the Handley Page 44F design was tested at City University London T-2 wind tunnel. The model allowed the study of a fixed triple slotted wing as well as investigation of the effects of isolated slots at different locations along the chord. PIV measurements were performed within the chord Reynolds number range in between approximately 200,000-400,000. The model was tested at an angle of attack of 22o. Measurements of mean streamwise velocity, velocity fluctuations and shear stress were analysed. The study shows how an isolated slot is more favourable when it is placed closest to the leading edge, although slow moving fluid regions can still be found close to the trailing edge. Fully attached flow was only achievable by using all three slots. In addition, the fully slotted profile is shown to generate channel exit velocities in the order of 1.4U∞, which highly energise the boundary layer on the suction side.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Permission to add this paper to City Research Online has been granted by Royal Aeronautical Society.
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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