A Transonic Laminar-Flow Wing Glove Flight Experiment: Computational Evaluation and Linear Stability Conference Paper uri icon


  • The Flight Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University 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 the Dryden Flight Research Center and the 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 has completed a wing glove design, designated TAMU-06-05, that will 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 CFD calculations. 2012 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.

name of conference

  • 30th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference

published proceedings

  • 30th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Roberts, Matthew||Reed, Helen||Saric, William

publication date

  • June 2012