Wind tunnel experiments of novel wing configurations for design and customisation in an Industry 4.0 environment

Jimeng Yang, Yi Chen, Konstantinos Kontis, Yun Li

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Abstract

Industry 4.0 requires validated simulations for rapid customisation and through-life designs. Wind tunnel experiments have been widely used in validating flow-field simulations for aircraft design and manufacture. In this paper, we perform the experiments for simulating the NACA0015 model wings in various shapes and angles of attacks (AoA) through an anatomy wind tunnel. Particle traces are recorded during the tests and then analysed with PIVlab and Tecplot for validating streamlines and vorticity distributions. The experimental results have shown that the wing shape with a relatively large angle of sweepback and an AoA ranging from +10 to +15deg possess better aerodynamic behaviours for an aircraft than with other settings. Also, we have discussed the prospects of aircraft simulations in an Industry 4.0 context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSKIMA 2016 - 2016 10th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
PublisherIEEE
Pages92-97
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509032976
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017
Event10th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications, SKIMA 2016 - Chengdu, Chengdu, China
Duration: 15 Dec 201617 Dec 2016
http://fusion-edu.eu/SKIMA2016/

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications, SKIMA 2016
Abbreviated title(SKIMA 2016)
CountryChina
CityChengdu
Period15/12/1617/12/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • angle of attack
  • flow separation
  • Industry 4.0
  • laminar
  • leading-edge vortex
  • streamline
  • turbulent
  • vorticity
  • wind tunnel
  • wing

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