Computational Evaluation and Linear Stability of a Transonic Laminar-Flow Wing Glove Conference Paper uri icon


  • Copyright 2014 by Matthew Roberts. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., with permission. The Flight Research Laboratory at TexasA&MUniversity has proposed conducting both natural laminar flow and passive laminar flow control flight-test experiments through NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation program in partnership with Dryden Flight Research Center and Langley Research Center. The flight-test program will further explore discrete roughness element technology and demonstrate its effectiveness at extending laminar flow beyond the natural transition location. Texas A&M University completed a wing-glove design, designated TAMU-06-05, that was to be installed on a Gulfstream III testbed aircraft. Detailed analysis on the wing-glove design effectiveness is given, focusing on flowfield behavior and boundary-layer stability characteristics near the glove using full-aircraft computational-fluid-dynamics calculations.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Roberts, M. W., Reed, H. L., & Saric, W. S.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Roberts, Matthew W||Reed, Helen L||Saric, William S

publication date

  • March 2015