Experimental and Numerical Study of Velocity Profile of Air over an Aerofoil in a Free Wind Stream in Wind Tunnel

  • Pringale Kumar DasEmail author
  • Sombuddha Bagchi
  • Soham Mondal
  • Pranibesh Mandal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


Aerofoils have been used comprehensively in the research and development of aerodynamic equipment and machineries. Implementation of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for study of aerofoils for numerous conditions has been on the rise. Despite the reduction in cost and efforts, the simulation data still differ considerably from the real-life data as a result of several assumptions taken in numerical simulations. Henceforth, validation against experimental data is of utmost importance. Furthermore, determination of numerical and experimental data for new aerofoil sections has been a necessity as the use of such sections may enhance the aerodynamic properties of various vehicles and instruments. In this paper, a numerical simulation has been performed to obtain the velocity profile for a non-standard aerofoil over five angles-of-attack (AoAs) including negative ones which have been validated against the data obtained from wind tunnel experimentation for conditions compatible with the simulation. The contemporary results obtained show commendable convergence.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pringale Kumar Das
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sombuddha Bagchi
    • 1
  • Soham Mondal
    • 1
  • Pranibesh Mandal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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