Improvement to numerical predictions of aerodynamic flows using experimental data assimilation

G. Barakos, D. Drikakis, W. Lefebre

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The idea of experimental data assimilation is investigated in the context of aerodynamic computations of turbulent compressible flows over airfoils. Two cases are considered: the subsonic flow around the ONERA-A airfoil; and the transonic flow around the RAE-2822 airfoil. The wall pressure-coefficient distribution, and the velocity and turbulent kinetic energy profiles are observed at various positions over the airfoil.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-614
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Aircraft
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1999


  • airfoils
  • aerofoils
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • computer simulation
  • kinetic energy
  • mathematical models
  • Navier-Stokes equations
  • numerical methods
  • subsonic flow
  • transonic flow
  • turbulent flow
  • wakes
  • experimental data assimilation
  • Launder-Sharma model
  • Nagano-Kim model
  • surface pressure distribution
  • aerodynamics


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