Vortex Generation Around an Aerofoil in a Boundary Layer on a Flat Plate

  • D. R. Glynn
  • S. M. Rawnsley
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 18)


The PHOENICS code, with the body-fitted-coordinates feature, is used to calculate the three-dimensional flow generated when a uniform boundary layer on a flat plate encounters a symmetrical aerofoil protruding at right angles from the plate.

The predictions are compared with measurements of the wake downstream of the aerofoil, and encouraging agreement is obtained. in addition vector plots are presented, to aid visualisation of the flow-field.


Velocity Vector Flat Plate Secondary Flow Vortex Generation Horseshoe Vortex 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Glynn
    • 1
  • S. M. Rawnsley
    • 1
  1. 1.Bakery HouseConcentration Heat and Momentum LimitedWimbledonUK

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