Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Natural Transition on “Infinite” Swept Wing

  • D. Arnal
  • G. Casalis
  • J. C. Juillen
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)

Summary

The first part of this paper is concerned with a survey of the methods which can be used for predicting transition on swept wings, in incompressible flow; simple transition criteria are presented and possible extensions of the well known en method to three-dimensional situations are discussed.

Applications of these various techniques are given in the second part of the paper; comparisons between measured and predicted transition locations indicate that the key problem lies in the evolution of the stability characteristics from the crossflow direction to the streamwise one.

Keywords

Compressibility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Arnal
    • 1
  • G. Casalis
    • 1
  • J. C. Juillen
    • 1
  1. 1.Aerothermodynamics DepartmentONERA/CERTToulouse CedexFrance

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